Nov, 2012 --- 2014 obituaries 







Tommy Baker – Comanche, OK
    Tommy Baker, a lifelong resident of Stephens County passed away early Friday morning, December 26, 2014 at his home in Meridian.  He was 80 years old.  A graveside funeral service will be held on Monday, December 29, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at the Fairlawn Cemetery, with Bro. Dee Bowen and Bro. Jimmy Ferguson officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Office hours will be Sunday 1:00- 5:00 p.m. and Monday 9:00 a.m. until service time.

    Tommy was born October 26, 1934 to William Tarvar and Almedia May (Allen) Baker.  He and JoAnn Baker were united in marriage on May 21, 1960.

    Survivors include his wife, two sons, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

    Memorial contributions may be sent to Christian Helping Hands of Comanche, 115 North 2nd, Comanche, OK 73529.

Elva Clarice(Ritchie) Cole---Terral, OK
Elva Clarice (Ritchie) Cole, 83, went home to heaven after a long struggle with dementia on Monday, December 22, 2014. Clarice was born on July 27, 1931 in Belcherville, Texas to James Jack Ritchie and Vera Geneva (Lewis) Ritchie. On April 1, 1950, she married Harold Virgil Cole and remained happily married until his death in 1993. She was an Air Force spouse, foreign missionary, and most importantly a loving wife and mother.

Clarice was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Cole, her son, James Cole, and her brother, C.J. Ritchie. Those family members still living are sisters Roxanne (Ritchie) Walker and Glenellen (Ritchie) Winter; daughters Vicki (Cole) Hicks and Shirley (Cole) Moody; grandchildren Whitney Hicks, Wesley Hicks, Cole Moody, Cyndee Moody, and Crystal Moody; and expected first great-grandchild, Madden Cole Moody.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, December 27, 2014, 11:00 a.m., Terral Cemetery, Terral, Oklahoma 73569.  Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Rufus Wayne “Chief” Billy---Duncan, OK
Rufus Wayne “Chief” Billy of Duncan passed away late Sunday night, December 21, 2014 in Duncan Regional Hospital at the age of 49.  Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, December 26, 2014 in Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche with Bro. Billy Morgan officiating under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Friday from 9:00 am until service time.

Rufus Wayne was born on January 28, 1965 in Talihina, Ok to Charlie and Margie Lee(Gordon) Billy. He married Loreca Hendricks  in Wichita Falls, Tx on July 3, 2002.

Chief is survived by his wife, Loreca of the home in Duncan; his son, David Billy of Pauls Valley, OK; two sisters, Coleen and Stacy; two grandchildren, Houston and Marie.

Barbara Jean (Bowen) Miller – Comanche, OK
    Barbara Jean (Bowen) Miller, a longtime resident of the Meridian community peacefully passed away early Tuesday morning, December 16, 2014 at her home.  She was 62 years old.  A graveside service will be held Thursday, December 18th at 1:00 p.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery, with Bro. Dow Pannell officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

    Barbara was born July 24, 1952 in Hobart, OK to Bill and Wanda (Loughridge) Bowen.  She was raised in the Central High community before moving to Meridian.   She and Ricky Lynn Miller were united in marriage on February 27, 2004 in Lawton, OK.  Barbara was a LPN, working for many years at the Meridian Nursing Home.  She was a member of Ray of Hope Church. 

    She enjoyed riding horses, and going hiking at Turner Fall.  She was an avid fan of the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Dallas Cowboys.  She treasured the time she spent with her grandchildren,  whether it be doing arts and crafts, going to the library, or attending their school activities.  Barbara had two rescue cats, “Annie” and “Sugar”, which were just like family members to her.  She was a longtime supporter of the Comanche High School Band/Vocal Music Departments, and also was a faithful supporter of the St. Labre Indian School.

    Survivors include her husband, Rick, of the home; her mother, Wanda Bowen, Marlow, OK; two daughters: Kelli Simpson and husband Robert, Norman, OK; and Stacy Stephenson and husband Mike, Duncan, OK; and three grandchildren: Hayden Stephenson, Duncan, OK; Mikayla Stephenson, Duncan, OK; and Ashli Simpson, Norman, OK; her very special and closest friend, Pam Hopkins, Comanche, OK;  and many other relatives and dear friends.

    Barbara was preceded in death by her father, Bill Bowen; and her grandparents, Roy and Mattie Loughridge;   and Bill and Ella Bowen.

    Memorial contributions may be sent to Chisholm Trail Hospice, PO Box 2000, Duncan, OK 73533

Clifford Lee Riddles – Comanche, OK
    Clifford Lee Riddles, a lifelong Comanche resident passed away early Sunday morning, November 30, 2014 at his home northeast of Comanche, at the age of 76.  A graveside service will be held Tuesday, December 2nd at 1:00 p.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery, with Bro. Lawrence Gresham officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.  The family will be receiving friends Monday evening from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

    Clifford was born December 17, 1937 in Comanche to Roy and Ada (Selby) Riddles.  He attended Comanche Public Schools.  He served his country in the United States Army, serving in Germany.  He worked in the oil field from the time he was 15 years old.  After returning from the Army he worked for Vi-Roy and Velma Energy for 35 years.  Clifford and Eilene Alexander Smith were united in marriage on March 7, 1987 at Duncan.

    Survivors include his wife Eilene, of the home; three sisters: Levada Hines and husband B.J. of Duncan; Opal Barnes, Duncan; and Joy Rolison and husband Del, Houston, TX; a son, Bill Alan Smith, Duncan; and a daughter, Rebecca (Smith) Harp, Waggoner, OK;  six grandchildren:  Chad Alan Smith, Taylor Smith, Chris Cates and wife Stephanie, Dillon Smith, Becca Smith, and Michelle Mobley.  Also four great-grandchildren: Tyler Cates, Bradley Cates, Wesley Gillette, and Angel Gillette; and many nieces and nephews.

    Clifford was preceded in death by his parents,  his grandparents: Jim and Mattie Riddles, and Jasper and America Selby; two brothers:  Bobby Riddles, and Edward Riddles; father-in-law Lonzo Alexander; mother-in law Erma Alexander; and two brother- in-laws: Clifford Gene Alexander, and Myron Barnes.

Gladys Vernell (Nell) Hunt – Comanche, OK
    Gladys Vernell (Hardy) Hunt peacefully passed from her earthly home into her heavenly home Sunday morning, November 23, 2014.  A funeral service will be held Wednesday November 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Comanche First Baptist Church, with Bro. Eli Gardner officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery.  Viewing will be Monday 12:00- 4:00 p.m. and Tuesday 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.  The family will be receiving friends Monday evening from 6:00-7:00.

    “Nell” was born to Charles and Florence Hardy near Pollard, OK.  She graduated from high school in Waurika.  She married her high school sweetheart, Paul Winston Hunt in 1943.  Nell was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  She and Paul lived in Oklahoma City for many years and moved to Comanche after retirement.

    Nell loved her family, her church and her Lord and served them all well. She and Paul taught Sunday School at First Baptist Church Comanche for many years and touched the lives of many young people in the area.  She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, quilting, and was an avid reader.

     She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law Paulette and Robert Meister, St. George New Brunswick Canada; a son and daughter-in-law Mark and Denise Hunt, Comanche; grandchildren Shannon Hunt of Oklahoma City, OK; Christopher Hunt and wife Caroline, Atlanta, GA; Joseph Meister, Fredricton, New Brunswick Canada; Amy Meister, Halifax Nova Scotia; Daniel Meister and wife Alisha, Kingston, Ontario Canada; Step grandchildren Brooke Wisniewski, Costa Mesa, CA; and Sgt. JR Wisniewski and wife Kate, Ft. Bragg, NC; One great grandchild, Elijah Winston Hunt, Atlanta, GA; and one sister Theda Soldani, Tulsa, OK; and a host of nieces, nephews, and neighbors.

    Nell was preceded in death by her parents, husband Paul Winston Hunt, a sister Pauline Brokaw, of San Bernadino, CA; daughter-in-law Debbie Hunt, Norman, OK; and her loving pet and companion, Oscar the cat.

Letha Nadine Parkhurst- Duncan, OK
    Letha Nadine Parkhurst, a resident of Duncan, peacefully passed from her Earthly home into her Heavenly home Friday evening, November 21, 2014 at Wilkins Nursing Home, following a lengthy illness.
She was 77 years old.  A funeral service will be held Monday, November 24th at 10:00 a.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church, south of Marlow, with her son, Rev. Lynn Parkhurst officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday 1:00-7:00 p.m.

    Nadine was born May 3, 1937 at Pernell, OK to Oda F. and Linnie May Pitcock.  She and Robert Lee Parkhurst were united in marriage on December 17, 1954 at Duncan.    She was a homemaker most of her life. She loved to cook, collecting antiques, and doing all kinds of arts and crafts. She especially loved painting.  She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother.

    Her survivors include her husband Robert, of the home; 3 sons: Robert Lynn Parkhurst and wife Gloria, Marlow, OK; Lyle Dean Parkhurst and wife Tammy, Duncan, OK; and Philip Paul Parkhurst and wife Brenda, Duncan, OK; one brother, Oda Pitcock Jr. and wife Jean, Duncan, OK;  six grandchildren: Kay Lynn Ruth and husband Melvin,; Kasey LaForce and husband Jodie; Brandon Parkhurst and wife Amber; Dustin Parkhurst and fiancée Kimber; Dalton Parkhurst; Dakota Parkhurst; and Jeremy Axetail;  Stephanie; Dustin Biddick;  Great grandchildren: Tyler, Jonathon, Kandace, Kylie, Cody, Trent, Montana, Morgahn, Micah, Madisyn, Jaden, Landon, Kyler, Brylee and Jagger. And one great-great grandchild, MacKenzie Sleeker, and a soon to be born great-great grandchild.

    Nadine was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Joyce Pitcock.

    Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons, and Mark Lair.

William Edward Riddles
    William Edward Riddles, of Houston, TX passed away Friday, November 21, 2014 at Comanche County Memorial Hospital, at the age of 83. A graveside service, with full military honors will be held Monday, November 24th at 2:00 p.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery, with Rev. Lawrence Gresham officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Sunday 1:00-7:00 p.m. and Monday 9:00 a.m. until noon.  The family will be receiving friends Monday from 10:00 a.m. until noon.

    William was born January 28, 1931 in Comanche to Roy and Ada (Selby) Riddles.  He graduated from Comanche High School in 1949.  He attended Bible College in Waxahachie, TX for 3 ½ years, until he was drafted into the United States Army, where he served active duty for 3 years, and then 4 years inactive duty.

    He is survived by one brother, Clifford Riddles and wife Eileen, Comanche; 3 sisters: Levada Hines and husband B.J., Duncan; Opal Barnes, Duncan; and Joy Rolison and husband Del, Houston, TX.

    William was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jim and Mattie Riddles, J.N. and America Selby; his parents, Roy and Ada Riddles; a brother, Bobby Riddles; a brother in law, Myron Barnes, and one niece, Baby Sherry Ruth Barnes.

Mayme McMasters – Comanche, OK
     Mayme McMasters, 94, a longtime resident of the Comanche community passed away at Duncan Regional Hospital.   A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 22nd at 2:0o p.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Mike McCord officiating.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Thursday 9-4 and Friday 9-7.

    Mayme was born August 10, 1920 in Walters, OK to James and Bethel (Atterberry) Martin.  She was a graduate of Comanche High School, where she was an outstanding basketball player.    She and Walter William McMasters were united in marriage on December 1, 1939 at Walters.  Mayme was a member of the Comanche Homemakers Club for over 50 years.  She was an avid seamstress. Her favorite pastime was sewing.  She made a quilt for her daughters, and each of her grandchildren, and baby quilts for her great grandchildren. She made over 1,000 “Ouchie” dolls for the Stephens County Health Department to give out to children.  Mayme passed away on the same day, November 18, as her husband , Walter.

    Mayme was preceded in death by her husband Walter, in 1993; her parents; ten brothers and sisters; a grandchild, Kima Jo Shelby; and a great-grandchild, Jennica Shirley.

    Survivors include two daughters:  Wanda Cambron and husband Harvey, Tonapah, AZ; and Judith (Judy) Hollinsworth and husband Roy, Comanche; four sisters: Gladys Carroll, Marlow, OK; Oma Jean Courtwright, Burkburnet, TX; Elouise Smith, Duncan; and Loma Dean Armstong, Mustang, OK; five grandchildren: Roger Shirley and wife Mary, Buckeye, AZ; Bobby Cambron and wife Kerri, Buckeye, AZ; Michele Moren and husband Dennis, Duncan; Kathy Rosenthal and husband Michael, Phoenix, AZ; and Gina Corales and husband Jay, Comanche;  seven great grandchildren: Katie Garcia, Blake Moren, Stephanie Moren, Michael Rosenthal Jr, Noah Rosenthal, Caile Corales, and Mia Corales; and two great great grandchildren:,  Noelle Garcia and Brady Garcia; also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many other dear friends.

    Pallbearers will be Terry Foster, Lee Wayne Stepp, Jay Corales, James Fox, Walter Fox, and Michael Armstrong,.

Randolph Arthur “Randy” Goetz – Comanche, OK
    Randy Goetz, a resident of Comanche, passed away Monday evening, November 17, 2014 at Duncan Regional Hospital, following a sudden illness.  He was 63 years old.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 21st at 11:00 a.m. at Addington First Baptist Church, in Addington, OK with Bro. Ebenhack officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.
 
    Randy was born July 9, 1951 at Ellsworth, KS, the second of four children born to Arthur R. and Mabel (Von Feldt) Goetz.  The family moved from Kansas to Comanche in the late 1950’s.  Randy was a graduate of Comanche High School in 1969, and attended Southwestern State University, graduating in 1973. He and Lynda Morehead were united in marriage on January 8, 1972 in Duncan.  He worked in management at Westran for many years, and later went in business with his father-in-law, Raymond Morehead, at the Morehead-Goetz Funeral Home.  Randy loved yard work, fishing, and golfing.  He took great pride in attending his children’s school activities.  He enjoyed the companionship of his dog, “Kane”.   Most recently Randy discovered “Facetime” and the opportunity to see his granddaughter. 

    Survivors include his wife Lynda, of the home; a son, Ryan Goetz and wife Rachel, Houston, TX; a daughter, Lindsey Goetz, Oklahoma City, OK;  two sisters: Vickie Apple and husband Randy, Comanche;  and Connie Presgrove and husband Tracy, Comanche; one granddaughter, Louisa Goetz, Houston, TX;  his mother-in-law, Deanie Morehead, Comanche; several aunts and uncles, and  numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

    Randy was preceded in death by his parents, step-father, Roy Hays, and a sister, Faith Morris.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Addington First Baptist Church.

Roy (Buck) Kennedy, Jr.---Duncan, OK
June 14, 1924 – November 15, 2014

Roy (Buck) Kennedy, Jr., 90, of Duncan, died on Saturday, November 15, 2014.  A graveside memorial service with military honors will be held at Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 20, 2014.  John Dillard, Buck’s nephew, will officiate.  Viewing at the Comanche Funeral Home will be Wednesday 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and Thursday 9:00 a.m. until noon.
Buck was born June 14, 1924, outside Comanche.  After high school, he entered the Navy in 1943.  During World War II, Buck served in the South Pacific as a torpedo man on the submarine U.S.S. Balleo.   Upon his discharge from the Navy in 1946, he worked in California.  Thereafter, he moved back to Comanche and married the love of his life, Frances May Boyd, on June 21, 1948.  In that same year, Buck began his 35 year career at the Sunray-DX Oil Refinery in Meridian. He retired in 1983, when the refinery closed.  He and Frances later moved from the Meridian community to Duncan in 1987.
Until the last two years of his life, Buck grew a large vegetable garden in his backyard.  He harvested enough tomatoes and okra to have abundance for his family and friends.  In addition, Buck and Frances always had a great love of animals.  Over the years, they raised Shetland ponies, dogs, sheep and rabbits.
Family was of utmost importance to Buck.  When his father was in poor health in the mid-1940s, Buck sent home most of his monthly military pay to purchase a house for his parents.  During the late ‘40s when his mother became ill, he became the caregiver for his baby sister JoAn.
Buck is survived by his wife of 66 years; his sister JoAn King and husband Wayne of Duncan; his son Gary and wife Ruth of Hurst, Texas; his daughter Randy Stickney and husband Chris of Zuni, New Mexico; his granddaughter Debbie Boone of League City, Texas; his granddaughter Rebekah Davis and husband Brandon of Glendale, California; his great-grandson Brent Boone and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings, Sherman Kennedy, Margetta Gilbert and Mazelle Northington.
The family wishes to express deep appreciation to Sterling House and Aspire Hospice for the special care given to Buck.

Margaret Louise Alsup Warren—Terral, OK
Margaret Alsup Warren, 86, of Texas City, Texas, passed away peacefully October 29, 2014 after a courageous battle with Lymphoma.
Margaret was born August 3, 1928, in Ryan, Oklahoma, to Earl and Mamie Roberts of Terral, Oklahoma. Margaret attended high school in Terral. She is predeceased by her husbands: Curtis R. Alsup, deceased 1976, with whom she had two daughters and one son, and Fred O. Warren, deceased 1992. Margret is also preceded in death by her brother Bertie Roberts and two sisters, Beryl Jackson and Gertrude Weatherly.
Margaret was a consummate mother and homemaker.  Family and friends were Margaret’s passion and delight. Margaret possessed a contagious smile and was known for her ease in frequent conversation with even total strangers. Filled with compassion and interest in others, Margaret made friends easily and maintained contact with many over the years even though she relocated numerous times throughout her lifetime.
She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Hunt and husband Jack of McGregor, Texas and Brenda Dyer and husband Jerry of Woodway, Texas, as well as one son, James Alsup and wife RuthAnn of Houston, Texas. Margaret is survived by five grandchildren: Stephanie Jensen of Pflugerville , Texas, Ronnie Jensen and wife Michelle of Providence Village, Texas, Cody Turner and wife Casey, and Shane Turner, of McGregor, Texas, and McKenzie Hendrix of Waco, Texas. She is also survived by four great grandchildren: Dylan Jensen, Gianna Turner, Victoria Turner and Braddox Hendrix.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday November 3, 2014   at the Terral Cemetery in Terral, Oklahoma. The Terral Funeral Home is handling all arrangements.

Patsy Ann Nickell – Duncan, OK
   Patsy Ann Nickell, longtime resident of Duncan, peacefully passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014, surrounded by her children and loved ones, into the arms of her Lord and Savior.  She was 73 years old.  A graveside service will be held Tuesday, October 28th at 2:00 p.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery, with Bro. Dow Pannell officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

    Patsy was born January 17, 1941 in Hugo, OK to Gene and Lillie (Williams) Hancock.  She attended school at Weaver Chapel, and later graduated from Loco High School in 1957.  She worked as a nurse for many years at area nursing homes, and also at the hospital in Duncan.  She loved gardening, and also playing the piano.  She taught Sunday School for many years.  Patsy was always known as the “class clown.”

Survivors include her three children:  Darrell Bowen and wife Stacey, Comanche; Shannon Grice and wife Sherri, Duncan; and Milissi Hancock, Duncan; seven grandchildren: Chris and Melissa Keck;  Britanni Grice, Ashley Hancock, Spencer Grice, Meagan Bowen, Jade Bowen, and Mason Bowen;  eight great-grandchildren: Bailey, Makenze, Gavin, Gunner, Daegan, Averie, Owen, and Marshall.  Also, two brothers: Charles Hancock and wife Donna; Tulsa, OK; and Alvin Hancock and wife Linda, Comanche;  a sister, Suzie Hall and husband Danny, Tulsa, OK; and many nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Patsy was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Clifford Hancock; a sister, Lorene Hancock Davis; and two great grandsons: Kaden Vanscoy and Rowen Wayne Burton.

    Grandsons and great-grandsons will be serving as pallbearers.

Earla Lee Smith--Comanche, OK
   Earla Lee Prentiss Smith went to be with our Lord October 21, 2014 after a short illness at Duncan Regional Hospital, born to Earl Parker and Fannie Cone Prentiss on December 7, 1392 in El Paso, TX.  Earla married Howard D. Smith Dec 27, 1949 and they had 5 children.   Earla also raised two grandsons Howard Dean Smith III and Beaudy Dean Smith.  She always said she was put on this earth to raise kids and was a very devoted mother, grandmother and friend.  Earla is preceded in death by husband Howard, parents Parker and Fannie Prentiss, one son Howard, Jr one grandson Beaudy Smith and two brother in laws.  She is survived by daughters Sharon Smith of Crystal City, TX, Scarlet Smith Thompson and son-in-law Mike Thompson of Comanche,OK., Brenda Smith Williams and son-in-law Terry Williams of Bochito, OK,  Earl Parker Smith and daughter in law Sharrel Smith of Comanche, OK, Sisters Betty Jo Andrews and Jennie Mae Prentiss of Comanche, OK,  Barbara Phillips of El Paso, TX and Mary Jane Bills of Fabens, TX., 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends. There were graveside services held at Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche, Ok. on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 11:00 am.

Katherine Irene Griffin- Terral, OK
  Katherine Irene Griffin, longtime resident of Terral peacefully passed away Saturday morning, October 4, 2014 at Nocona, TX.  She was 92 years old.  A graveside service will be held Monday afternoon, October 6th at 2:30 p.m. at the Terral Cemetery, with Bro. Mark Kunkel officiating, under the direction of Terral Funeral Home.  Visiation will be Sunday 1:00-8:00 p.m.  The family will be receiving friends Sunday evening from 6:30-8:00.

    Irene was born February 14, 1922 at Oscar, OK to Burt and Zora (Green) Dye.  She was a graduate of Union Valley High School.  On December 14, 1940 she and Ernie Griffin were united in marriage at Ryan, OK.  They were happily married for 61 years, until his death in 2002.  She and Ernie moved to Terral in 1945.  She was a homemaker.  She loved playing games, crocheting, and cooking, (and was lovingly referred to as the best cook ever!)  Her greatest love was spending time with her family.  She was a member of the National Mail Route Association, and attended the Terral Senior Citizens Center.  She was a member of the Terral Church of Christ.

    Survivors include a daughter, Joan Morgan, Terral, OK; five grandchildren: Lorie Glasgow and husband Barry, Dumas, TX; Bud Wilcoxson and wife Nawasee, Terral, OK; Quandel Ray Morgan Jr. and wife Kenda, Canyon, TX; Quinn Morgan and wife Mary, Dean, TX; and Todd Morgan and wife Amy, Terral, OK; 17 great grandchildren; and 14 great-great grandchildren; and many other relatives and close friends.

    Irene was preceded in death by her husband Ernie, her parents; daughter Anna Gale Wilcoxsin; a great great grandchild, Cutter Combs; 2 brothers, and five sisters, including her twin sister, Lorene Hutto.

    Pallbearers will be Quandel Ray Morgan Jr, Bub Wilcoxson, Allen Quinn Morgan, Barry Glasgow, Todd Morgan, and Jimmy Lorentz.

Harvey Lee Haddox – Comanche, OK
   Harvey Lee Haddox, a resident of Comanche, OK passed away Sunday evening, September 28, 2014 at Lawton, OK at the age of 83.  A funeral service will be held Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Parks Brother Chapel.  Interment will follow at Okfuskee Cemetery, under the direction Parks Brothers Funeral Home.  The family will be receiving friends Wednesday evening from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

    Harvey was born on July 4, 1931 in Okemah to William Alton and Waneta May (Gomerly) Haddox.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army.   He was a graduate of Nuyaka High School.   He and Joyce Lee were united in marriage on November 3, 1968 in Madill, OK.  He worked as a welder, and also a rancher for many years.  Harvey was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He was a member of the American Legion.

    He is survived by his wife, Joyce, of Comanche, OK; thee children: Kathy Sides and husband Joe, Comanche, OK; Karen Denise Price and husband Jerry, Ada, OK; and Sheryl Ann Busby and husband Danny, Okmulgee, OK;  seven grandchildren: Garrett Kole Sides, Jaci Jo Sides, Triston Price, Katy Price, Rudy Price, Chris Groesbeck, and Keresa  Haddox; three great-grandchildren: Bailey Marie Groesbeck, Destini Welch, and Victoria Rose Edwards;  two brothers: Alfred Haddox and wife Rona, Okemah, OK; Charles Haddox and wife Anna, Okemah, OK; two sisters: Wanda Baldrige and husband Calvin, Okmulgee, OK; and Minnie Croft, Denison, TX, and many other relatives and dear friends.

    Harvey was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters: Florence Marie McRae, and Rita Fay Liles, and one brother, Allen Rae Haddox.

Pallbearers:   Joe Sides,  Jerry Price,  Danny Busby,  Chris Groesbeck, Triston Price,  Johnny Baldridge,

Honorary bearers:   Alfred Haddox, Charles Haddox, Calvin Baldridge

John Philip Marbury---Bossier City, LA
John Philip Marbury passed away Friday, September 26, 2014 in Bossier City, LA at the age of 82. Graveside funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm in the Ryan Cemetery with John Baker of Katy Church of Christ officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

John was born April 21, 1932 in Wewoka, OK to Benjamin Franklin and Julia Priscilla(Pennington) Marbury.   He served his country in the US Air Force from January 31, 1952 to February 1, 1956. He retired as a civil engineering draftsman from Barksdale AFB. John was an active member of Carriage Oaks Church of Christ. 

John is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Marbury Cutler and her husband, Anthony of Arlington, TN and Julia Marbury Herren and her husband, Brent of Carterville, GA; nine grandchildren-- Jessica, Laura, Kathryn, Adam ,Philip, Kayla, Chelsea, Zachary and Abby.

He was preceded in death by his wife—Peggy in 2008.

Anna Gale Wilcoxson—Terral, OK
Anna Gale Wilcoxson, 71, of Terral, OK passed away Saturday evening, September 20, 2014, surrounded by her family. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm , Tuesday, September 23, 2014 in the Terral Cemetery in Terral, OK with Pastor Mark Kunkle officiating, under the direction of the Terral Funeral Home. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 am until 7:30 pm with the family receiving friends from 6:30 pm til 7:30 pm.

Anna Gale was born to Ernie and Irene(Dye) Griffin on October 30, 1942 in Grady, OK. After graduating as Valdictorian of her 1960 Terral High School class, she married Johnnie Trout Wilcoxson on November 21, 1960 in Wichita Falls, Tx.  While making their home in the Terral community, Anna Gale was a member of the Terral Church of Christ, Eastern Star and the Watermelon Jubilee. She worked not only in the home but also in the Jefferson County Clerk’s office.   “A J”, as she was known by her grandchildren , loved all sports; traveling to everywhere to see her grandchildren play sports and loved just being around her family.

Anna Gale is survived by her mother, Irene Griffin of Terral; one son, Johnnie “Bub” Wilcoxson and his wife , Nawassa of Terral; Lorie Glasgow and her husband, Barry of Dumas, TX; one sister, Joan Morgan of Terral; five grandchildren, Zachery and Braden Glasgow, Sarah Long, Stevie Howard and Josie Martin; eight great grandchildren, Emilee, Avery, Carter, Jack, Jentry, Beau, Bear and Isla.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ernie Griffin and one great grandchild, Cutter.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Terral Cemetery Association.

Condolences may be sent to terralfh@pldi.net.

Gladys Eileen Thompson – Comanche, OK
    Gladys Eileen (Eubank) Thompson, 98, died Tuesday, September 16, 2014in the Duncan Regional Hospital.  A funeral service will be held Monday, September 22nd at 10:00 a.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Randy Southerland officiating.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Sunday 1:00-5:00 p.m.

    Gladys was born November 28, 1915 in Stone County, Arkanasas, near Bellmore, the first of four children of Thad H. and Elsie (Halliburton) Eubank.  The Eubanks and Halliburtons moved to Oklahoma in 1916, settling in the area around Allen.  She attended school in that area and graduated from Gerty High School.  On July 21, 1934 Gladys married Claud Thompson, and to this union three sons were born:  Claude C. “Bob”, James Thad “J.T.”, and Harold Wayne Thompson.

    Claud was an employee of the Sun Oil Company and in 1954 the family moved to the Comanche area where he worked as an operator at the local refinery.  Gladys was primarily a homemaker and caregiver; an avid gardener, she was a devoted member of the Comanche Garden Club, the Duncan Garden Club, and the Water Garden Society of Southern Oklahoma.  She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Allen Chapter, and for many years of the Audubon Society, and a member of Christian Life Cathedral.

    Gladys was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Claud, (1975), her sons Harold Wayne (1993), J.T. (2012),  and three brothers: Paul Caleb (1930), Rollen Harold (1943), and Denmon Lee Eubank (1998).

    She is survived by her eldest son Claude C. of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, two grandchildren, Theresa Thompson Mertons, of Sausalito, California,  and Chad Wayne Thompson and his wife Teresa, Kilgore, Texas, and two great-grandchildren,  Demi and Devin Thompson, of Texas.  Also surviving her are two step-grandchildren, Sheila Wikerson and A.L. (Troi) Miller, of North Carolina, and their families. And three devoted nieces and their husbands: Sandra Thornton and Ray, Wilda Pipkin and Donnie, both of Allen, Oklahoma, and Sheilah Elliot and David, Mead, Oklahoma.    

    Many cherished friends will mourn her passing.

John Nolan Hodges – Duncan, OK
    John Nolan Hodges, 83, of Duncan, peacefully passed away Sunday afternoon, September 7, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.  A funeral service will be held Thursday, September 11th at
10:00 a.m. at Prairie Hill Church of Christ, with Mario Pineda officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Interment, with full military honors will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.  The family will be receiving friends from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

    John was born December 4, 1930 in Comanche to Jesse E. and Hannah (Belcher) Hodges.  He graduated from Comanche High School in 1949. He and Joan WIlleford were united in marriage on December 20, 1951 in Meridian.   John proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955.  He worked for many years at Sunray (later becoming Tosco) Refinery until it closed in 1983. In 1988 he and Joan moved to Saudi Arabia, where he worked for Pemref Refinery. While living there they traveled and visited many different countries.  He was as avid golfer, and was known as the neighborhood handyman.  John loved spending time with his family, which included his faithful dog, “Buddy”.

    Survivors include two sons:  Johnny Mark Hodges and wife Penny, Borger, Texas, and Tracy Hodges and wife Pam, Kodiak, Alaska; one daughter, Tammy Hodges, Kansas City, Missouri; a brother-in-law Randall Garrett, Comanche, Oklahoma; two sisters-in-law: Imogene Dumas Gildon and husband Troy, Duncan, Oklahoma, and Joy Foster and husband George, Hurst, Texas;  six grandchildren: Angela Stewart and husband Jason, Jonathan Hodges, Jason Hodges, Beau Hodges, Jacob Hodges and wife Lisa, and Sandra Johnson; also seven great-grandchildren: Tre’, Annaleisa, Isabella, Audia, Julianna, Levi, and Kaiya; and many other relatives and dear friends.

    John was preceded in death by his loving wife, Joan; daughter Rebecca Hodges; grandson Justin Lee; his parents, Jesse and Hanna Hodges; a sister, Lavonne Terry, and brother, Herbert Hodges.

    Pallbearers will be Harmon Parks, Delbert Reed, Carlis Sheppeard, Allen Miller, David Clanton, Kenneth Haynes, and Keith Gibbs.

Bobbie Joyce Laminack – Comanche, OK
   Bobbie  Joyce Laminack, a longtime resident of Comanche OK, peacefully passed away Friday morning, September 5, 2014 at Duncan Regional Hospital.  She was 83 years old.  A graveside funeral service will be held Monday, September 8th at 10:00 a.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery, with Bro. Mike McCord officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Sunday 1:00-7:00 p.m.  The family will be receiving friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

    Bobbie was born June 21, 1931 in Temple OK, to Edwin and Carmen (Green) Perryman.  She and James Jay Laminack were united in marriage on May 28, 1949 in Burkburnett, TX.  They moved to Comanche in 1952 from Peoria Illinois. She loved to cook for everyone, but according to her children and grandchildren no one could out cook her chocolate gravy and biscuits or her meatloaf. She also enjoyed reading, sewing, crocheting and spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids. Nanny(as known by her family) was the mold that put and kept her wonderful family together she will be deeply missed by us all.

She is survived by her three sons; Edwin and Jan Laminack of Duncan Ok. Keith and Sandy Laminack of Newcastle OK,  Mark and Sabrina Laminack of Comanche OK.  Two sisters; Val and Bud Rhodes of Ardmore OK  and Peggy Love of Ft. Worth TX.  One brother;  E.O. and Pat Perryman of Ardmore OK.  Five grandchildren;  Brandi and Robert Henderson of Kingston OK, Corey and D’Anna Laminack of Cache OK. Kevin and Miranda Laminack of Blanchard OK, Brooke and Justin Miller of Comanche OK, Nicole and Mark Englishbee of Velma OK.  Ten Great grandchildren; Brady and Britny Henderson, Kiley and Keely Laminack, Mason, Jaxon and Madison Laminack, Gage and Gracee Miller, Ellie Englishbee and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She is proceeded in death by her parents Edwin and Carmen Perryman, her husband Jay Laminack, siblings; Sue Martin, Loretta Whitehead, Louise Willingham, Jessie Mae Vronek and Cecil Perryman.

Delcie May Penrod Smith  Harris – Marlow, OK
    Delcie May Penrod Smith Harris, age 94 of Marlow peacefully passed away, with her loving family by her side, Saturday evening, August 30, 2014 at Meridian Nursing Home.  A funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 3rd at 10:00 a.m. at Prairie Hill Church of Christ, with Mario Pineda officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Tuesday 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.  The family will be receiving friends from 6:00-7:00 at the funeral home.

    Delcie was born September 9, 1919 in Wirt, OK to James and Ruby (Jones) Penrod.  She was the eldest of nine children, including two sets of twin sisters.  She was a member of the Church of Christ.

    She is survived by seven children:  Betty Dixon and husband James, Muskogee, OK; Robert Smith and wife Linda, Duncan; James Smith, Dallas, TX; Rudy Smith, Marlow, OK; Pat Pardue and husband Jerry, Duncan; Renie Bandy and husband Bobby, Comanche; Walter Harris and wife Brenda, Comanche;  twenty  one grandchildren; fifty two great-grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren; also, one sister, Leta Penrod Crawford, Wynnewood, OK; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Delcie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, twin sister, Elsie Penrod; two brothers: Eugene Penrod and Wilburn Penrod; and four sisters: Myrtle McNeil, Oneta Weaver, Lona Chisum, and Ruby Lewis.

    Her one and only priority was her children.  She loved them so and sacrificed tremendously for them.
She devoted her entire life to them and her grandchildren.  Each was a gift from God and was very special to her.  She enjoyed spending time with them.  You could always find her and her grandchildren in a game of dominoes, Skip-Bo, checkers or Wa-Hoo.  She taught some of her granddaughters to quilt, cook, and crochet.  She really enjoyed going to their softball and baseball games.  She never missed a game and even went out of state to watch them compete.

    She always enjoyed visitors, whether it was thirty minutes or several days.  There was always good food, some fresh from her gardens.  Usually her famous chocolate cake or her fabulous banana pudding would be served for dessert.

    In earlier years, one of her favorite past times was her overnight campouts with her longtime friend Dorothy Bell.  They would stay and fish for days and had a great time.

    She was taught by her maternal grandmother, Leola May Lawson Jones to can, sew, quilt, and crochet at an early age she has made numerous hand quilts and large round crocheted tablecloths.  She has passed these valuable lessons on to her children  and some grandchildren.

    She was a kind, genteel, generous, soft-spoken woman, and a wonderful mother.  She is loved dearly and will be missed by all.

    Sweet dreams Mama.


Clarence Lee Murray – Comanche, OK
    Clarence Lee Murray, age 66, passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at his residence west of Comanche.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 5th at 10:00 a.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery, with Bro. Dow Pannell officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

    Clarence was born January 29, 1948 to Curtis and Marie (Moore) Murray.  A lifelong resident of this community,  he graduated  from Comanche High School in 1965.  Clarence proudly served his country in the United States Army, including service in Viet Nam. 

  He loved fishing and hunting (especially going coon hunting).  He enjoyed spending time and visiting with his many friends.

    Survivors include his children: Ashley Marie Murray, Loco, OK; Jed Jones and wife Cassie, Healdton, OK; Jeremiah Jones and wife Lauren, Healdton, OK;  and Jessica Poe and husband Chris, Kileen, TX;  a brother, Bill Murray and wife Betty, Comanche; two aunts: Ruby Murray, Comanche; and Hazel Overson, Oklahoma City, OK; and two nephews: Billy Murray, Corum, OK and Ace Murray and wife Susan, Comanche; and numerous other cousins and friends.  Clearance was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Virginia Ellen (Cook) Tugman – Hastings, OK
    Virginia Ellen (Cook) Tugman, a resident of Hastings, OK peacefully passed away on Friday, August 29th at her home.  She was 68 years old.  A memorial service was held on Saturday, September 6th at 12:00 p.m. at the home of her son, George Tugman, Jr..

    Virginia was born October 14, 1945 in Mountain Park, OK to Stokely “G.B.”  and Lola Mae (Campbell) Cook.  She and George Tugman were united in marriage on March 17, 1963 in Boston, MA.  Virginia was a homemaker her entire life.  She enjoyed photography, writing poetry, and arts and crafts, especially woodworking.

    Survivors include her children: daughters  Julia Stuckwish, Comanche; and  Denisa Wilson, Duncan;
And sons George Tugman Jr. and wife Belinda, Hastings; Matthew Tugman and wife Cheri, Tomball, TX; and Randall Tugman and wife Michelle,  Locust Grove, OK; two brothers: Wayne Cook and wife Laura, Oklahoma City, OK; and David Cook, Comanche; fifteen grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.

    Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, George; her parents; and three sisters: Martha Philpot, Nancy Locke, and Geneva Mae Nunley.

Elton Harold Sherrill – Comanche, OK
    Elton Harold Sherrill, of Comanche, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014 in Lawton, OK.  He was 85 years old.  A funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 2nd at 1:00 p.m. at the Ryan First Baptist Church, with Rev. Steve Spangler officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Ryan Cemetery.  Visitation will be Monday 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

   Harold was born November 21, 1928 in Fleetwood, OK to Daniel Webster and Ethel (Tow) Sherrill.  After graduating from Terral High School he attended Cameron Junior College and then attended Oklahoma A & M (now Oklahoma State University) where he received his Masters Degree in Education.  He loved gardening, hunting, fishing, and livestock.  More than anything though, he loved his family.
He and Bonnie Lou Turner were united in marriage on February 2, 1944 at Colony, OK.

    Survivors include his wife Bonnie, of the home; three children: Michael Dan Sherrill and wife Lisa, Decatur, TX; Rocky Lynn Sherrill and wife Donna, Comanche, OK;  and Connie Jean Brown and husband Frank, Ponce de Leon, FL; eleven grandchildren: April Fisher and husband Will, Mindy Goodall and husband Todd, Daniel Sherrill and wife Melanie, Clayton Sherrill, Roxanna Sherrill, Shania Harris, Chantel LeAnn Ramsey and husband Jared Trujillo, Carrie Michael Feigal, Cory Ann Gray and husband Luis Sanchez, Jeremiah Paul Gray and wife Ann Marie, and Charlotte DeAnne Donovan and husband Sean; seventeen great grandchildren: Marshall, Graycen, Caeden, McKenna, Peyton, Mersadies, Emma, Alivia, Conner, Oliver, Trevor, Brayden, Jaden, Aarelynn, Wyatt, Keanon, Adalynn, and a soon to be great grandchild, Gavin. Also, a brother, Donald Sherrill and his wife Sandy, Brownsburg, IN; and numerous other family members.

    Harold was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Dora Helen Sherrill, a daughter, Carol Ann Sherrill, and a great-granddaughter , Mykenzie Fayth Goodall.

Willard R. Morgan –Comanche, OK
    Willard R. Morgan, a lifelong resident of Comanche passed away Friday morning, August 29, 2014 in Duncan.  He was 95 years old.  A graveside service will be held Monday, September 1st at 10:00 a.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery, with Bro. Randy Southerland officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Sunday 1:00 -5:00 p.m.

Brittany Renae Lemus – Comanche, OK
    Brittany Renae Lemus was born May 24, 1988 in Porterville, California.  She died Saturday evening, August 23, 2014 near Comanche, Oklahoma.  She was 26 years old.  A memorial service will be held Wednesday, August 27th at 11:0 0 a.m. at Ray of Hope Church, with Bro Dow Pannell officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

    After graduation from Poteau High School, Brittany returned to this area to help take care and look after her brothers and sisters.  She had a very big and loving heart.  She was always available to help others out in any way that she could.  She was a very proud and loving sister.  She was currently employeed at DaVita Dialysis.

    Survivors include her father, Robert Lemus, of Porterville, California; , mother, Sharon Lindsey, Comanche, Ok; step father Roger Wilkerson, Temple, OK;  grandmother Ruby Wilkerson, Waurika, OK; five brothers and sisters:
Tamera Wilkerson, Temple, OK; Stacey Wilkerson, Marlow, Ok; Jennifer Ashton, Comanche, OK; Robert Lemus, Hastings, OK; and Billy Lindsey, of California. 

    Brittany was preceded in death by her grandparents, and her sister, Mira.

Mira Lynn Wilkerson – Comanche, OK
    Mira Lynn Wilkerson, age 17 of Comanche passed away Saturday evening, August 23rd  near Comanche.  She was born October 25, 1996 in Duncan, OK to Roger and Sharon Wilkerson.  A memorial service will be held Wednesday, August 27th at 11:00 a.m. at Ray of Hope Church, with Bro. Dow Pannell officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

    She was currently attending her Senior year of high school at Temple Public Schools.  Mira loved playing softball.  She also was a very talented writer, and loved writing stories. Mira also had a great love for animals. In fact,  her future plans were to attend Oklahoma State University where she would study to become a Veterinarian.   She attended Ry of Hope Church.

    Mira is survived by her father Roger Wilkerson, Temple, OK; her mother Sharon Lindsey, Comanche, OK; a grandmother Ruby Wilkerson, Waurika, OK; and her brothers and sisters:Tamera Wilkerson, Temple, OK;  Stacey Wilkerson, Marlow, OK; Jennifer Ashton, Comanche, OK;  Robert Lemus, Hastings, OK; and Billy Lindsey, of California.

    She was preceded in death by her grandparents, and sister, Brittany Lemus.

Willie Bynum “Bill” Molsbee---Terral, OK
    Willie Bynum Bill” Molsbee, age 75, of Terral, peacefully passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014 in  Nocona General Hospital in Nocona , TX.  Graveside funeral services were held on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 10:30am in the Terral Cemetery under the direction of the Terral Funeral Home.

    He was born March 26, 1939 in Terral to A..D. and Pearl (Bynum) Molsbee.   On March 2, 1968 he and Mary Russell were united in marriage at McGargle, Texas.

    Survivors include wife Mary, of the home;  a son, Brian Molsbee and wife Shelia, Duncan, OK; a daughter, Christina Briscoe and husband Tom, Antlers, OK; one sister, Marjorie Marty, Madison, Wisconsin; six grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.

    Bill was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, James Molsbee; and two sisters: Mary Ruth Reilly, and Allie Faye Prettyman.

Mildred Doris Smith—Comanche, OK
Mildred Doris Smith passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 in Comanche at the age of 90. Graveside services are being held on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 11:00 am in Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

Wayne E. Wilkerson – Duncan, OK
    Wayne E. Wilkerson, of Duncan peacefully passed away at his home east of town, on Sunday, August 3, 2014.  He was 88 years old.  A funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 6th at 10:00 a.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Mirl Yates officiating.  Burial, with full military honors will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Tuesday 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.  The family will be receiving friends Tuesday evening from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    Wayne was born March 7, 1926 near Braden, OK in Jefferson County to Theodore and Icye Faye (Sullivan) Wilkerson.  He and Velma Pearl Riggle were united in marriage on December 2, 1948 in Henrietta, TX.   Wayne proudly served his country in the United States Army, serving in both World War II and Korea.  He loved to fish, play cards, and his pets (all kinds of animals).  More than anything else, Wayne loved to spend time with his family.

    Survivors include 8 children:  Howard and Teresa Wilkerson, Erick, OK; Paula Charter, Duncan; Tommy Wilkerson, Meridian; Keith and BJ Wilkerson, West Virginia; Wenzel and Crystal Wilkerson, Vinita, OK; San Juan and Pam Wilkerson, Velma; Kelvin and Ronnell Wilkerson, Velma; and Melissa and Bruce Dickson, Lindsay, OK; a daughter in law Robin Wilkerson, Meers, OK;  four sisters: Shirley Gann, Freda Williams, Patricia Mayes, and Elivar Woods; one brother, Lloyd Wilkerson; 31 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.

    Wayne was preceded in death by his wife, Velma;  his parents, Theodore and Icye; a son Lomond Wilkerson;  grandson Manuel Luna; great grandson Collin Wilkerson; two sisters, Savannah Gordon, and Lottie Wilson; and 3 brothers: Arthur Wilkerson, Albert Wilkerson, and Johnny Wilkerson.

Virgie Virginia McCammon – Comanche, OK
    Virgie Virginia McCammon, a longtime resident of Comanche, passed away Friday afternoon, July 18, 2014 at Duncan Regional Hospital.  She was 84 years old.   A funeral service will be held Monday, July 21st at 1:00 p.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Jerry Hurst officiating.  Burial will follow at Velma Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Viewing will be Sunday afternoon, 12:00-4:00 p.m. and Monday 9:00 a.m. until service time.

    Virgie was born July 17, 1930 near Lawton, OK to Fred W. and Ida Mae (Honeycutt) Miller.  She and Robert Stephen McCammon Sr were united in marriage on January 6, 1947 in Wichita Falls, TX.    Virgie was a registered nurse, working many years at area hospitals and nursing homes.  She loved to write poetry (several of which were published), painting, and  gardening.  However her greatest love was spending time with her family.  She dearly loved them all.

    Survivors include her four children: daughters  Linda Anderson and husband Pat, Prague, OK; and  Sharon McCammon, Comanche;  sons, Robert (Bob) McCammon and wife Rosemary, Texas City, TX; and Fred McCammon and wife Barbara, Comanche; one sister, Ethel Pitts, Duncan; 11 grandchildren:  Lisa Newby, Dana Gilliam, Darren Pruitt, Jason Pruitt, Mary Mitcham, Robert McCammon III, Virginia McCammon, Jessie McCammon, Myleah McCammon, Lyndyl Wynn, and Shane Wynn; 14 great grandchildren; and a soon to be great-great granddaughter.

    Virgie was preceded in death by her husband Robert, in 2002; her parents; four brothers: Willie Miller, Fred Miller, Lee Roy Miller, and Charlie Miller; two sisters: Bertha Thomas and Lottie Mayfield; and two grandchildren: Steven Pruitt and Benjamin McCammon.

Curtis Ray Harper – Comanche, OK
    Mr. Curtis Ray Harper, a lifelong resident of Comanche passed away Sunday afternoon, July 6, 2014 at Duncan Regional Hospital following a sudden illness.  He was 78 years old.  A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

    Curtis was born August 28, 1935 near Hastings, OK to John A. and Emma Lee (Woods) Harper.  He was a 1954 graduate of Comanche High School.  He and Karma Jean Tilley were united in marriage in 1961 in Comanche.  Curtis loved to go fishing, and he loved visiting with people.  He never met a stranger.  More than anything else though, Curtis loved spending time with his family.

    Survivors include his wife Karma, of the home; two sons:  Billy Joe Harper and wife Kimberly, Skiatook, OK; and Ray Gene Harper, Comanche; four grandchildren: Joey Harper, Tiffany Lopez, Katie Harper, and Emma Jean Harper; four great grandchildren: Daxton Harper, Calissa Lopez, Kamali Lopez, and Henry Curtis Lopez.  Also, many nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and dear friends.

    Curtis was preceded in death by his parents  3 brothers: Clifford Harper, Bill Harper, and John Harper; and two sisters: Alice Shelton, and Pauline Harvill.

James Donald “Jim” Seay---Ryan, OK
James Donald “Jim” Seay of Ryan passed  away early  Saturday morning,  June 28, 2014 surrounded by his family  at his ranch home east of Ryan.

James Donald Seay was born January 28, 1956 in Wichita Falls, TX to Donald Wayne and Dorothy Marie(Hubbard) Seay.  After graduating from Ryan High School in 1974   , Jim went to both OSU and Cameron University in Lawton, where he graduated in 1979.  After his college days, Jim returned to his true love—ranching on their family land.

Jim and his brother Ken  developed his family’s ranch into what is known today as Seay’s Bros. Ranch.
Owned and operated for 35 yrs.

Jim and Dorotha (Howard) Cathey were united in marriage May 26, 2001 at Grady Community Park.

Jim was a member of United Methodist Church of Ryan.  He loved the ranch life, his bird dogs, hog hunting, fishing and most of all spending time with his family and friends.  Jim looked forward to their family vacations each year—no matter the destination

Jim is survived by his mother, Dorothy Seay of Ryan; his wife, Dorotha Seay of Ryan; two daughters, Jamie Beth Smith of Ardmore, OK and Jana Marie Alcorn and her husband, Steve of Ryan, OK;
Two step-sons, Darrell Davis of Comanche, OK and Derrick Davis and his wife, Hannah of Grapevine, TX; two brothers, Kenneth Seay and his wife, Natalie of Ryan  and Greg Seay and his wife, Donna of Durant, OK.

Jim is also survived by five grandchildren, Cainan, Brad, Aidan, Audrey and Augustus.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice, Ardmore, OK or Irving Baptist Church in Ryan.

Ceremony celebrating Jim’s life will be held on July 26, 2014 with visitation at the Dudley Funeral Home in Ryan at 5:00 pm followed by a graveside ceremony in Oscar Cemetery in Jefferson County.

James Matthew Hines-Duncan, Ok 
James( Jimmy) Matthew Hines passed away Friday morning, June 27, 2014 at his residence in Duncan at the age of 72.  Graveside funeral services will be held 10:00 am Monday, June 30, 2014 in the Duncan Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Mageline Viola (West) Fenimore---Comanche, Ok
(November 25, 1922 ---  June 19, 2014)
    Mageline was born November 25, 1922 to Ada Hattie Gribble and George Virgil West, and graduated to eternal life on Thursday June 19, 2014 at Duncan Regional Hospital.  She and Hubert “H.B.” Fenimore were married on October 25, 1937 in Chickasha.  A funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 24th at 2:00 p.m. at Countryside Baptist Church, with Bro. Dee Bowen and Bro. Jimmy Ferguson officiating.  Interment will be at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Sunday 1-5, Monday 9-7, and Tuesday 9-noon.  The family will be receiving guests Monday evening from 6-7 at the funeral home.  

    Mageline was a devoted member of the Countryside Baptist Church, where in years past she taught Sunday School, and shared her love of Christ with others. She was a loving wife, mother, farmer, gardener, seamstress, and an excellent cook.  She was Momma not only to her own seven children, but to many of her kids, grandkids, and friends as well.  When anyone visited the Fenimore home you always left with a full stomach and a big hug.

    She is survived by two sons: Virgil Fenimore and wife Letha, Comanche; and Dale Fenimore and wife Becky, Cortez, CO; three daughters: Yvonne “Bonnie” Bullard and husband Terry, Comanche; Bertie Shilling, Duncan;  and Jean Patterson and husband Terry, Marlow; 18 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, and 36 great-great grandchildren.

    Mageline was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, J.B., a son, Charles Fenimore, and a daughter, Elsie Hall, as well as a grandchild, a great grandchild, and two great grandchildren.

    Serving as pallbearers will be Tony Griffith, Lee Patterson, Jerry Fenimore, Rickey McCauley, Terry Stephens, and Wade Fenimore.  Honorary bearers will be grandsons and great grandsons.

Homer Ray Parker – Comanche, OK
    Homer Ray Parker , age 83, of Comanche  went to his Heavenly home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014. A funeral service will be held Monday June 23rd at 1:00 p.m. at the Comanche First Baptist Church, with Bro. Eli Gardner officiating.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Sunday 12:00-5:00 p.m.  and Monday 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.  The family will be receiving guests Sunday evening from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

    Homer was born March 23, 1931 in Gate, OK to Cloud E. and Jessie Jay (Hutchin) Parker.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army, serving in Cherokee’s Battery B  1951.  He and Deloris Mae Cool were united in marriage on July 30, 1949 in Cherokee, OK. He served  for 14 years as City Manager at Ryan, OK.  He also worked for over 45 years as an electrical contractor.  He was a member of the Lions Club, and also a volunteer fireman.  Homer was an active member of Comanche First Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He previously served as a deacon at Tesca First Baptist Church, Liberty Baptist Church, Patterson Avenue Baptist Church, Ryan First Baptist Church, and New Hope West Baptist Church.  He was a huge supporter of the OU Sooners and the Oklahoma City Thunder.   He loved woodworking, fishing, and hunting.  He greatly enjoyed mission work and going on mission trips. Homer loved to visit people, church visiting: spending countless hours in people’s homes, hospital rooms, and nursing homes.  He loved spending time with his family, and especially loved Prince, his dog, and constant companion.

    Survivors include four children:   son, Dennis Parker and wife Sherron, Comanche;  daughter, Connie Rich and husband Duane, Cement, OK;  son, Johnnie Parker, Comanche, OK; and son Bobby Parker and wife Brandi, Duncan;  grandchildren: Amy Norman and husband Clint, Walters, OK; Annette Boatright and husband Larry, Montgomery, IL; Tina Grisham and husband Steven, Pearland, TX; Lori Morris and husband Wayne, Comanche; Danny Parker, Comanche; and Amanda Eberhart and husband Brandon, Central High;  numerous great grandchildren; and many other relatives and dear friends.  Homer was preceded in death by his wife, Deloris, in 2011; his parents; a son, David Parker;  8 siblings: Eugene Parker, Earl Parker, Gladys Beltz, Lula Kingcade, Burnes McNickle, Paul Parker, Alberta Stafford, and Roy Parker.

Karen Rebecca White—Comanche, OK
( July 22, 1947 – May 28, 2014)
Karen Rebecca White, age 66, a longtime resident of Comanche peacefully passed away early Wednesday morning May 28, 2014 in Duncan Regional Hospital following a lengthy illness. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 10:00 am at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Randy Southerland officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

Karen was born on July 22, 1947 in Duncan to Buck and Irma Earnest. She was a 1965 graduate of Empire High School. She married Don White in June, 1968 in Lawton, OK.  Karen worked for many years as a bookkeeper for Pier One Marine. She later worked at Comanche Public School as a secretary with the nutrition department. Karen had a huge heart, she never met a stranger and she was always the life of the party.

Survivors include her son, Jon White and wife Christy, of Duncan ; three grandchildren: Emilee White , Bethany, OK; Katy Grace White and Cade White, both of Duncan; one nephew, Jeff Martinez and wife Pam, of Pennsylvania; two great nieces and a great nephew: Sarah, Laura Beth and Jeremy; her Empire Class of 65, who she considered family; as well as countless numbers of very close friends.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Don, her sister, Jenny Martinez, brother-in-law, Joe Martinez and a special niece, Jill Martinez. 

Ruth Carter--Comanche, OK
Ruth Laverne (Pickle) Carter went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday May 17 at her home in Comanche OK after a long illness. Ruth was born to Grover Cleveland and Rosie (Blackerbe) Pickle on April 11, 1928 in Comanche OK. 
Ruth attended all 12 grades of school and graduated from Comanche High School in 1945. After graduation Ruth married her high school sweetheart Leo Carter in Marietta Texas on October 7, 1945. They enjoyed a long and loving life together. 
Ruth enjoyed being with her family and had a great love for doing crafts and sewing, she especially enjoyed making her own clothes. Ruth retired from Halliburton after 27 years as a payroll clerk. Ruth was also the first part time employee for Halliburton.
Until her health started to fail Ruth was an active member of the Chisholm Trail Church of Church.
Ruth is survived by her husband Leo Carter of the home. Two grandson’s David Croy and wife Charla, Duncan OK and Michael Lee Carter, Granite OK. Three great grandchildren, Shannon Croy, Jon-Carter Croy, and Jordyn Croy all of Duncan OK. A son-in-law John Croy and wife Mettie of Duncan.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Mike Carter, a daughter Deborah Sue Croy, a grandson John Carter Croy, a sister Oleta Starnette, a brother (G.C.) Grover Cleveland Pickle JR
Services will be Thursday May 22, at 1:00, Chisholm Trail Church of Christ with Rev. Lee Peters, Van Buren AR, officiating. Internment will be at Fairlawn Cemetery, Comanche OK, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be John Croy, David Croy, Mike Carter, and George Kendrick. Honorary pallbearers will be Alton Phelps and Pete Robnett.

Glenda Gale Ledford – Comanche, OK
    Glenda Gale Ledford, a longtime resident of Comanche, peacefully passed away early Wednesday morning, May 14, 2014 at her residence, following a lengthy illness.  She was 69 years old.  A funeral service will be held Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Graceway Felllowship Baptist Church in Duncan, with Bro. Jim Deal officiating.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Thursday 12:00-5:00 p.m.; Friday 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00-11:00 a.m.  The family will be receiving friends Friday evening from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

    Gale was born December 7, 1944 in Healdton, OK to Walter H. and Margie (Snelson) Snider.  She and Roger Ledford were united in marriage on April 5, 1985 at Comanche.  Being a woman of strong faith, she was saved as a young girl.  In 1989 she rededicated her life to the Lord and was baptized at the same time with her husband, Roger at Friendship Baptist Church.  She faithfully attended Graceway Fellowship Baptist Church, and had served as church secretary for seven years.

    She leaves behind her husband Roger, of the home; a daughter, Shelley Reschert Cagle, Portland, OR; a son, Rick Wallace and wife Anna, Decatur, TX; a sister, DD Snider, Comanche; two brothers: Johnny Lee Snider, Ryan, OK; and Roger Snider and wife Loraine, Comanche; two grandchildren: Roman Reschert, Portland, OR; and Victoria Wallace, Decatur, TX; numerous nieces, nephews, along with many friends, and a loving church family. 

    Gale was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers: Baby, Lucky, and Ricky Snider; and two sons: Earnest Joe Ledford, and John Cagle.

    Serving as pallbearers will be Ray Huffine, Gary Ledford, Jimmy Ledford, Junior Ledford, Walter Snider, and John Snider.

    Memorial contributions may be sent to Graceway Fellowship Baptist Church, or Chisholm Trail Hospice.

Dovie Marie (Biffle) Huckabaa – Duncan, OK
    Dovie Marie (Biffle) Huckabaa, of Duncan peacefully passed away early Monday morning, May 5, 2014 at her home.  She was 73 years old.  A funeral service will be held Friday, May 9th at 10:00 a.m. at Parkview Baptist Church, with Bro. Steve Gillispie officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery.  The family will be receiving friends Thursday evening from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    Dovie was born March 28, 1941 in Comanche to Roy and Ruby (Youngblood) Biffle.  She and Howard  “Pete” Huckabaa were united in marriage on March 6, 1959.  Dovie loved flowers, she enjoyed camping at the cabin in Broken Bow; going to the beach at Galveston, and going to garage sales.  She loved being with her children and grandchildren, and attending all their activities. Dovie always saw the good in each and everybody.  She was a member of Parkview Baptist Church.

    Survivors include her husband Pete, of the home; four children: Vicki Myrick and husband Clyde, Spring, TX; Brenda Webster and husband Dennis, Humble, TX;  Donna Wright and husband Montie, Ryan, OK;  and Keith Huckabaa and wife Crystal, Duncan; thirteen grandchildren: Jimmy Webster and wife Sarah, Zachary Webster, Ashley Jackson and husband Steven, Kevin Schiller, Cam Myrick and wife Stephanie, Terri Myrick and husband Daniel, Shannon Mercer and husband Chris, Amy Wright, Brittany Wright, Audrey Wright, Caitlyn Huckabaa, Bryan Huckabaa, and Mason Huckabaa; eight great grandchildren: Aaron Webster, Stephen Webster, Brent Webster, Brianna Webster, Nicole Webster, Ethan Malpass, Andrew Brown Myrick, and Jace Jackson;  one brother, Price Biffle, Fort Worth, TX;  three sisters in law: Winnie Biffle, Duncan; Joyce Biffle, Woodward, OK; and Dora Biffle, North Carolina; a step-sister, Shirley Bush and husband Jerry, Claremore, OK; a step-brother Ronnie Williams and wife Patsy, Bethany, OK; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and many friends.

    She was preceded in death by her parents;  and five brothers: Roy, Robert, Lee, Jerry, and Charlie Biffle.

Hazel Ann Cupit – Comanche, OK
    Hazel Ann Cupit, of Comanche went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday afternoon, April 25, 2014 at her home east of Comanche.  She was 75 years old.  A funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon, April 27th at 2:00 p.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Bob Waitman officiating.  Interment will be held Tuesday, April 29th at 2:00 p.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery, with Bro. Dee Bowen officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.   Visitation will be Sunday 12:30 until service time; and on Monday 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

    Hazel was born March 1, 1939 in Comanche to Robert and Christine (Coffee) McFatridge.   She was a 1957 graduate of Comanche High School.  She and Byron “Dan” Cupit were united in marriage on August 29, 1964 at Wichita Falls, TX.  He preceded her in death in 2009.  She worked for many years at B & J’s Kwik Mart in Comanche.  Her hobbies included reading the Bible, and Bible prophecy.  She loved to go to garage sales, always looking for a bargain.  She also enjoyed playing the piano, until she was no longer able to play anymore.  Her greatest joy was her family.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

    Survivors include two daughters:  Gayla Williams and husband John, Comanche; Angela Dawn Richardson and husband James, Comanche;  step-son Orville Cupit and wife Vonda, Rufe, OK; her twin brother, Haskell McFatridge, Comanche; her other brothers: Clayton McFatridge and wife Reva, Topeka, KS; and Bill McFatridge and wife Sharon, Ardmore, OK; six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren; also many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

    Hazel was preceded in death by her husband Dan; her parents, and one brother, Jay McFatridge.

Tyee Leon Percival – Comanche, OK
Tyee Leon Percival, age 5, of Comanche passed away early Saturday morning, April 19, 2014.  A funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 23rd at 10:00 a.m. at Ray of Hope Church, with Bro. Mike McCord and Bro. Dow Pannell officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery.  The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday evening, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Tyee was born April 14, 2009 at Duncan, to Tyler L. and Ina Danielle Percival.  He was attending Comanche Elementary School in the Pre-K class.  Tyee loved playing T-Ball, watching drag racing, tractor pulls, and monster trucks. He had so much fun playing with the “snap pops” at Gigi and Pops house, and he knew exactly where they were kept. He also loved trapping and hunting “critters”, and being outdoors.  He enjoyed riding go-karts, playing his guitar, and going to the park. He also loved tractors and trains.  He had two pets, his dogs “Pepper” and “Little Bit” which were his constant companions.  Tyee had a great big heart- he loved and cared for everyone.  However he dearly loved his sister, Dixi, he always said that when Dixi started school he would be there to protect her.  He attended Ray of Hope Church.

Survivors include his parents, Tyler and Danielle Percival, of Comanche; his sister Dixi Lynn Percival, of Comanche;  grandparents:; Brian and Tricia Stogsdill, Comanche; Loretta Raper, Comanche; Tom and Carmen Percival, Faxon, OK; and Fred Raper, Alvarado, TX; great-grandparents: Leon and Delores Coleman, Rhome, TX;  Judy Wright, Marble Falls, TX; Leslie Sikes, Midlothian, TX; and Harold and Norene Stogsdill, Comanche; aunts and uncles: Madison Lynne Percival, Comanche; Judith DeWitt and husband Joseph, Comanche; Dewayne Raper and wife Tiffany, Cleburne, TX; Frederick Raper Jr. and wife Heather, Cleburne, TX ;and Kelsey McCormick and husband Preston, Comanche;  great aunts and uncles: Sharon Coleman, Rhome, TX; Paula Doyal, Rhome, TX; Linda Tate and husband Ron, Oklahoma City, OK; Paul King and wife Trish, Bainbridge, WA; Sherry Jones  and husband Lewis, Midlothian, TX; Craig Sikes, Marble Falls, TX; Kenny Sikes and wife Amanda, Marble Falls, TX; and Bryan Sikes, of West Virginia; and many cousins, including: Jason, Josiah, Preston, Lorynn, Lily, Lilah, Katie, Dakota, Chance, Kimber, Addison, Kara, Haley, Christian, and Hannah and many other relatives and friends.

Tyee loved the color red.  In his memory, the family requests that everyone attending the funeral to please wear something red.

Serving as pallbearers will be Brian Stogsdill, Terry Gordon, Jake Lee, and Dewayne Raper.  Honorary bearers will be Ronnie Bernard, Preston McCormick, Bryan Fisher, Frederick Raper Jr., and Dow Pannell.

Contributions may be made to the memorial fund at either Arvest Bank in Duncan or gofundme.com , in his name, Tyee Leon Percival.

Sammy J. Walker---Tuttle, OK
Sammy J. Walker was born in Chickasha, OK on September 19, 1940 to Aldridge  and Effie Rose Walker. He passed from this life on April 13, 2014. He was 73.

He attended school in Chickasha until joining the Navy at 17 years of age. Serving two years as a sailor and two years in the National Guard .

Sam was blessed with 8 brothers and sisters, Jaril, Karil, Roy and Jack , Ellen , Sue, Juanita and Hazel.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Effie Rose, father, Aldridge and sister, Hazel.

He had 5 children: Tracey Foster(Matt), Carol Klein(Ken), Chris Walker(Leslie), Julie Sullivan(Don) and Samantha Valdez, as well as 11 grandchildren: Tim Young, Joshua DeWeese, Amber Page, Scotty Sedbrook, Hannah Klein, Kimmi Sedbrook, Cale Walker, Cory Walker, Carson Walker, Vilett Valdez and Cash Walker.

He was a respected business man who owned and operated his own saw sharpening business for 36 years.  He loved to play the fiddle and loved music.

Thomas Jackson ‘Jack’ Phillips---Comanche, OK
Thomas Jackson ‘Jack’ Phillips, a lifelong resident of Comanche, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014.  He was 87 years of age.  Jack left this earth as he might have planned, on the fairway of the number one hole at Comanche Golf Course, planning his approach shot after one of the beautiful drives for which he was known.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 9, at 11:00 AM, at the Comanche First Baptist Church.  Bro.Dow Pannell will officiate the service, assisted by Bro. Eli Gardner, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery.

Jack was born September 27, 1926 in Fort Cobb, Oklahoma to Hillary and Gertrude Adams Phillips.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving his country in the U S Navy until being honorably discharged on April 13th, 1946.  On November 8, 1947 he married Pauline Genell Calame at the First Baptist Church in Henrietta, Tx.  He was preceded in death by Genell, one day after their 65th wedding anniversary on November 9, 2012.  He retired from a 38 year career with Halliburton Services in 1986.  Jack was an avid golfer and loved socializing with his friends at the Comanche Golf Course.  He loved being around his grandchildren and attending their various school and sporting activities.

Survivors include a daughter, June Miller and husband Jason of Comanche, and sons Dick N. Phillips, Comanche, and Jack and wife Edith of Duncan, two grandsons: Neil Phillips and wife Jackie, Edmond, Ok; and Jaxon Miller, Comanche; three granddaughters: Heather Phillips, Duncan; and Jayden Miller and Jaylee Miller, both of Comanche; two great grandchildren, Ryan and Sofia Patterson, Edmond, Ok.  And numerous other nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Genell, his parents, one sister, Altus Page, and two brothers, Melvin Phillips and Lynn Phillips. 

Bearers will be Carl Calame, Neil Phillips, Jason Miller, Jaxon Miller, Keith Hare, and Brad Benson.   Honorary bearers will be Edward Calame and the Comanche Lake Country Club Senior Golfers Association.  Special appreciation is given to Leonard Villalon for his friendship and support over the years.

Gregory Gwynn Palmer---Comanche ,OK
Gregory Gwynn Palmer, age 51, of Comanche passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Duncan Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be Monday, April 7, 2014 at 10:00 am at the Comanche Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Bill Larsen officiating. Burial will follow in Addington(OK) Cemetery under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.   Visitation for the public will be Saturday from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm and Sunday 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm with the family receiving friends from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

Greg was born on May 2, 1962 in Oklahoma City to Jimmy G. and Connie JoAnn(Reed) Palmer.   He was a 1980 graduste of Comanche High School. He attended the University of Tennessee. Greg loved hunting, fishing and golfing;  basically anything outdoors.  He loved his horse---“KID”

Greg is survived by his fiancée, Rosetta  Blizzard of Comanche; one son, Stephen Welch of Comanche; his daughters: Savannah Blizzard of Comanche and Jeannie Geiger of Cumby, TX;  one brother, Mike Palmer of Comanche; three grandchildren; Montana welch, Breanna Uzell and Lauren Lewellen; and one uncle, Bob Brown of Comanche.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother—Edgar Poe and his sister—Betty Williams.

Andy Poage—Duncan, Ok
Andy Poage of Duncan, a former Sugden resident, peacefully passed away Tuesday evening, April 1, 2014 at Duncan. He was 93 years old.  A funeral service will be held Friday April 4th at 2:00 pm at Praise Assembly of God Church with Pastor Wade Peyton and Pastor Warren Harkins officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Sugden Cemetery.

Andy was born on January 6, 1921 at Hamlin, TX to Joseph T. and Violet E. (Wood) Poage. On August 22, 1942 he and Zelma Roberts were united in marriage at Ryan, OK.  Andy worked for thirty two years at Waurika Body Works as an auto body repairman. He enjoyed fishing, camping, working with horses, watching bull riding, raising parakeets and building parakeet nests.  He loved playing dominos, and he looked forward to his weekly domino games with his nephew, David.  He attended Praise Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include his daughter, Pat Bond and husband Walker, Duncan; a granddaughter, Melinda Ray and husband Chris, Duncan; four great grandchildren: Jessica, Sarah, Abbie and Allison Ray, all of Duncan; a brother, Robert Poage, Kingman, AZ; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Andy was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Zelma in 1994; a grandson, Steven Bond in 1992; three brothers, Hollis , Jim and Billy Earl; and two sisters, Nettie Mae and Betty Jo.

Brandon Lee Arroyo—Comanche, OK
    Brandon Lee Arroyo passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014.  He was 26 years old.  Graveside funeral services were held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 in Hastings Cemetery with John Johnson officiating under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

He was born September 21, 1987 in Austin, Texas to William and Tabrina (Frost) Arroyo.
Brandon graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in Austin in 2006.  He enjoyed playing the piano, technology, and hanging out with his friends.

    He is survived by his father and mother, William and Tabrina;  one brother, Matthew Arroyo, Austin, TX;  his grandparents Lesley Ivan and Mary Frost, Hastings, OK;  his girlfriend, Lamece Jabar, Austin, TX;
Two uncles: Buddy Frost and wife Cathy, Comanche, OK;  and Jimmy Arroyo, of Ohio; several cousins, including Anthony, Christy, Chesela, and Bryson.

Carthol Wayne Stepp – Comanche, OK
    Carthol Wayne Stepp, age 77, peacefully passed away Thursday afternoon, March 27, 2014 at his home northwest of Comanche.  A funeral service will be held Monday, March 31st at 2:00 p.m. at Ray of Hope Church. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Sunday 1:00-5:00 p.m. and Monday 9:00 a.m. until noon.

    Carthol was born September 12, 1936 in Duncan to Victor L. and Melba (Qualls) Stepp.  He was a 1955 graduate of Comanche High School.  On July 27, 1957 he and Carrie Lee Mann were united in marriage in Wichita Falls, TX.  He was a lifelong farmer and rancher in the Comanche area.  He was a “true” neighbor, one who was more than willing to lend a hand to those in need; very diligent in his work; willing to start before daylight and not stop till after dark.  The first to take a stand for those he loved.  He had a heart for children and was most happy when traveling the country with his grandchildren.  Carthol served on the Grandview School Board, and was also a board member of the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service.

    He is survived by his wife Carrie, of the home; a son, Lee Wayne Stepp and wife Vicki, Comanche; two daughters:  Cela Hunter, Comanche; and Tammie Calhoun and husband Glen, Springdale, AR; nine grandchildren: Stephanie Stepp, Stacie Lalendorf, Jessica Rainey, Mark Calhoun, Lindsey Calhoun, Shapauni  Budler and husband Mark, Shashonee Sales, Matt Christian, and Sarah Christian;  six great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

    Carthol was preceded in death by his parents, and grandparents.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Chisholm Trail Hospice of Duncan.

Bud Brown—Comanche, OK
     Bud Brown, a longtime resident of Comanche, passed away early Wednesday morning, March 26, 2014 at Lawton, OK.  A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 29th at 2:00 p.m. at the Comanche First Baptist Church.  Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Thursday 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.,  Friday 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., and Saturday 10:00 a.m. until service time.  He was born April 28, 1922 in Addington, OK to Jim Blaine and Bessie (Schnelgros) Brown.  He and Sue Thompson were united in marriage 1943 in Kentucky.  Bud was a professional rodeo contestant, as both a steer wrestler and bull rider. They spent a few years in California where Bud worked drilling water wells. They eventually settled in Comanche where they became very active members of the Comanche business community.

Bud was a  rodeo cowboy, rancher, oilfield worker, pipefitter, butcher, grocery store owner, decorating store owner, insurance agent, real estate agent, and home builder.  He was very successful in all of these endeavors, many of which he pursued  at the same time.  He was a workhorse; and was always “steady in the traces”.  When saying goodbye after a conversation with someone, he would try to have the last words:  “Call if you need help”.  And in his case, he actually did mean it.  In his spare time Bud loved to hunt and fish. After retirement he and Sue spent many weeks camping and fishing in both New Mexico and Arkansas.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great- grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. 

    Survivors include his wife Sue , of the home; a son, James Howard Brown and wife Marsha, Phoenix, AZ; a daughter, Carole J. Brown and her husband Tommy Gunn, Lawton;  three grandsons: James Steven Brown, Jeffrey B. Brown,  and Joseph C. Brown, all of Phoenix, AZ;  two granddaughters: Susan Brown of Phoenix, AZ; and Lauren Morley, of Ellicott City, MD;  three great granddaughters; and many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Bessie; and a brother, Earl Brown.

Johnnie Lee Barnard – Comanche, OK
    Johnnie Lee Barnard, a longtime Comanche resident, passed away Sunday evening, March 16, 2014 at Duncan, OK.  He was 69 years old.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 22nd at 3:00 p.m.  at the Comanche First Baptist Church, with Bro. Eli Gardner officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. 

    Johnnie was born October 24, 1944 in Clinton, OK to William Jack and Bennie Jean (Snowder) Barnard.  He was a graduate of Butler High School.  He and Eva Marie Susanne Wunderlich were united in marriage on April 15, 1977 in Germany.  They moved to Comanche in 1982, coming from Temple.  Johnnie was a computer draftsman for many years.  He enjoyed fishing, gardening, jewelry making, repairing computers, photography, reading, keeping up with current events, and taking care of his cats.

    Survivors include his three daughters:  Linda Barnard, Comanche, and Reanna Villarreal and husband Leo, Duncan; and Christina Bethel and husband Ron, Dallas, TX;  six brothers and sisters:  Sue Ann Lawson and husband John, Ferndale, WA; Darla Cleveland and husband Virgil, Elk City, OK; Doris Tipton and husband Eddy, Elk City, OK; James Barnard, Marlow; Bonnie Barnard, Elk City; and Brenda Trout, Edmond, OK; 2 grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. 

    Johnnie was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Eva.

LaVelda  B. Foster – Comanche, OK
    LaVelda Bernice Foster, age 92, of Comanche, peacefully passed away late Tuesday evening, March 4, 2014 at the Jefferson County Hospital.

    LaVelda was born on May 12, 1921 at Electra, TX to Albert Frank and Bethel Emely (Winn) Shelton.
She was a longtime resident of Comanche.  She was a member of the Countryside Baptist Church.

    Survivors include one brother, Gene Shelton and wife Irene, Comanche;  five grandchildren: Donald Lane, Kent Lane, Teresa Rios, Calvin Lane, and Shannon Lane. Also eight great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, Calvin WHAT IS HIS LAST NAME, one daughter, Utona Godfrey, three brothers: Albert, Edwin, and J.T.; and two sisters: Oleta, and Mildred.

Ruth Jones – Comanche, OK
  Ruth Jones, a lifelong resident of Comanche passed from this life, to her eternal home in Heaven, on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at the age of 79.  A funeral service will be held Thursday, February 27th at 1:00 p.m.  at the  Comanche First Baptist Church, with Bro. Eli Gardner officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Wednesday 9:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. , and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until noon.  The family will be receiving friends Wednesday evening from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

    Ruth was born January 19, 1935 at Waurika, to D.H. and Henrietta (Schwartz) Britton.   On January 20, 1951 she and Preston Jones were united in marriage in Comanche.  She was member of the Comanche First Baptist Church.  She loved gardening, and crocheting.

    Survivors include five children:  Richard Preston Jones and wife Karla, Duncan; Patricia Ann Meek and husband Jay, Oklahoma City; Douglas Hampton Jones, Duncan; Larry Wayne Jones and wife Ida, Duncan; and William Charles Jones, Duncan; sixteen grandchildren: Greg, Amber, Angela, Ashley, Katie, Christy, Laura, Stacy, Tandra, Larry, Melissa, Andrew, Anthony, Deann, Angel, and Preston; and  twenty six great-grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her husband Preston, in 1996; her parents, one brother, Richard Britton, and a sister, Nancy Hopper.

    Ruth will be truly missed  by her family and friends.

    Memorial donations may be made to the Comanche First Baptist Church, 315 West Main, Comanche, OK 73529.

Dorothy Mae Burk
 

Elouise Upchurch—Duncan, Ok 
Elouise Upchurch peacefully passed away at her residence in Duncan on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the age of 78. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 at New Hope Baptist Church in Duncan with Bro. Randy Southerland.

Elouise Morris was born on December 13, 1935 in Duncan, Ok to Elgin and Opal (McKinney) Morris.
She worked as a nurse’s aide in Duncan area nursing homes.

Elouise is survived by a son, Timothy Taff and wife, Teresa, Duncan; a daughter, Glenda Adams, Duncan; five sisters, Pearl Ferl, Inetta Estes, Lillie Bomesberger, Ellen Walker and Barbara Martin; ex-husband, Joe Taff; ten grandchildren, Dakota, Cameron, Amanda, Nathan, Amy , Jimmy, Jessica, Kevin, Steven, and Justin; numerous great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elgin and Opal Morris; two sons, Kevin Taff and Joe Taff, Jr; one daughter, Angela Upchurch; husband, Bill Upchurch; four brothers, Edward, Frank, Ronnie and Elgin Morris; two sisters, Lois Conley and Geneva Torres; son-in-law, Mike Adams.

Juanita Hill – Comanche, OK
    Juanita Hill passed peacefully from this life on Monday February 3, 2014 at Duncan Regional Hospital.  Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 5th at Meridian First Baptist Church, with Bro. Randy Southerland officiating. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

    Juanita was born in Marlow, OK on May 12, 1923 to Rufas Edward Huey and Fannie (Selby) Huey.  She was the youngest of nine children, with four older brothers and four older sisters.  She graduated from Cox City High School in 1941.  At the age of 16 Juanita accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior.  She was a long time active member of Meridian First Baptist Church, where she dearly loved her Sunday School Class, preparing meals, and decorating the church.  She was a member of Tri Delta Sorority and an avid Bunko player.

    On April 3, 1943 in Maysville, OK Juanita married the love of her life Thomas C. Hill II.  They enjoyed 70 years together until his death on May 17, 2013.  The couple was blessed with two children, a daughter Sharon Dianne and a son Thomas C. III.  In 1947 the family moved to the Meridian Community where they made their home for 57 years.  The last 3 years Juanita lived with her daughter and son-in-law.  Juanita loved being a wife and mother.  In 1959 she decided to work outside the home and for the next 13 years she was cook at the Meridian Grade School.  She enjoyed the holidays, especially Christmas, she loved decorating her home and hosting many parties for family and friends, preparing food for people was one of her passions.  Juanita enjoyed watching her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren perform whether it was twirling at a football game, dance recitals, basketball or baseball games, she was there cheering them on.  This past summer she was able to travel to several places and watch her great grandson Tyler play baseball.  A beautiful lady inside and out, she had a smile for everyone, she will be greatly missed.

    Juanita is survived by her daughter Sharon Cooper and husband Jimmy of Duncan, a son Tommy Hill and wife Sharon of Meridian, a granddaughter Kelli Burke, Duncan; grandson Robert Hill and wife Shelby of Katy, TX; great grandsons Tyler Burke, Hayden Hill and Hudson Hill; two sister in-laws Midge Huey of Comanche; and Virginia Wright of Caledonia, MS; several step grandchildren, great grandchildren; and a great great grandchild; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 4 brothers Bennie Huey, Willie Huey, Marvin Huey, and Raymond Huey; and four sisters Edna Barrington, Clara Kern, Bonnie Morrison Green, and Melba Huey.

    Serving as pallbearers will be Tyler Burke, Billy Hill, Ricky Barrington, Keith Barrington, Don Simmons, Larry Palmer, and Bob Ivester.

Verna Lou Keenan – Comanche, OK
    Verna Lou Keenan of Comanche peacefully passed away Sunday afternoon, February 2, 2014 at her home, surrounded by her family.   She was 80 years old.  A funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 5th at 10:00 a.m. at Praise Assembly of God Church, with Bro. Billy Bowen officiating.  Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Tuesday 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

    Verna was born September 16, 1933 at Erick, OK to Taylor and Velma (Crosby) Keeble.  She and her family came to the Comanche area in 1946.  On September 23, 1950 she and J.D. Keenan were united in marriage at Duncan.  Verna was a member of Praise Assembly of God Church for many years.  She loved visiting antique stores, painting, reading, and working puzzles.  More than anything, she loved to visit with her family and friends.

    Survivors include her husband J.D., of the home;  2 daughters: Rita Dees and Jay Austin,  Duncan; and Anita Montgomery and husband David, Comanche; 3 grandchildren: Mischa McClennen and husband Shane, Duncan; Mindy Harkins, Comanche; and Brodie Montgomery, Norman, OK; a brother, Gene Keeble and wife Linda, Snyder, OK; and  a sister, Brenda Woommovavah, Cache, OK.  She was preceded in death by her parents; 3 sisters: Louise Garrett, Wilma Stewart, and Wanda Keenan; 4 brothers: Marvin Adcox, Ladell Adcox, J.T. Keeble, and J.C. Keeble.

    Pallbearers will be Johnny Hicks, Tommy Dobbins, W.C. Bond, Jackie Gordon, Donnie Foraker and David Griffin.  Honorary bearers will be Brodie Montgomery, Shane McClennen, Scott Smith, David Montgomery, and Jay Austin.

Price Derald Ward – Comanche, OK
    Price Derald Ward, a lifelong resident of Comanche passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at his home, following a sudden illness.  He was 86 years old.  A graveside service, with military honors, will be held Friday, January 31st at 2:30 p.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery , under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Thursday 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. until service time.

    Derald was born February 7, 1927 in Addington, OK to Price and Eva (Gallop) Ward.  He was a graduate of Comanche High School.  He proudly served his country in the United State Army.  Derald worked for many years as a pipefitter.  He was a member of the Plumber and Pipefitter Local 344.  He and Pat Mayes Box were united in marriage on April 29, 1965.  Derald loved to fish, play dominoes with his friends, and was a diehard OU Sooner fan.

    He is survived by his daughter, Teresa Jones and husband Jerry, Comanche; a stepdaughter, Sue Rountree and husband Doug, Houston, TX; his grandchildren: Dana Kostel and husband Tom, Huron, S.D.
Darren Jones and wife Wenona, Guthrie, OK, Denise Owens and husband David, Foster, OK; a step  grandson, Michael Williams, Houston, TX; great grandchildren: Megan Petrick and husband Shawn, Austin,TX, Clay Kostel, Huron, SD, Briley Jones, Cache,OK, Madalynn Jones, Guthrie, OK, Adin Cain, Comanche, and Allison Cain, Comanche.  He was preceded in death by his wife Pat; a daughter Mary Lynn Ward; and his parents.

Ruby Mae Morgan-Comanche, OK
(December 28, 1928 –January 24, 2014)
Ruby Mae (Doyal) Morgan, 85, of Lakeside City, TX (long-time resident of Comanche, OK) slipped peacefully into the arms of her beloved Jesus on Friday, January 24, 2014, while surrounded by her children and her kitty cat, Sugar.  Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 28 at Praise Assembly in Comanche, OK, with the Rev. W.W. Harkins officiating.  Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Sunday 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm, Monday from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm  with family receiving friends  from 6:00 to 7:00 PM and Tuesday from 9:00 am until Noon.

Ruby was born December 28, 1928, in Lone Grove, OK, the eighth of eleven children born to Columbus David Doyal and Leona (Davis) Doyal.  Ruby grew up a country girl, and became the mother to her three younger siblings and a small niece and nephew when her own mother passed away six days after Ruby’s 18th birthday.  She graduated, with great pride, from Comanche High School in 1949.  She attended and served Praise Assembly of God for more than 61 years.
On May 3, 1957, Ruby was united in marriage to (Harry) Richard Morgan in Comanche.  The union produced four children, LaRetha, Cheryl, Darla, and Larry.
Ruby was a lifelong baker, quilter, and seamstress.  She spent her days on earth making wedding cakes or sewing and quilting for many over the years, not as her occupation but as a hobby and an expression of love.  She has sewn for children in orphanages from Arkansas to Africa and beyond, as well as countless family, friends and strangers.
In 1967, she and Richard and their three girls moved to Hillcrest Children’s Home in Hot Springs, AR, for a time to serve as house parents for 9 to 12 year-old girls.  After returning to Comanche, she babysat children and reached out to many children in poor circumstances, welcoming them into her heart and home.
She worked as a nurse’s aide when her children were older, first in the Comanche nursing home, then at Duncan Regional Hospital.  She also loved her flowers, vegetable garden, and canning.  She will be remembered by many for her pumpkin rolls and banana nut cakes.  Her grandchildren (and a few ‘adopted’ grandchildren) will miss those sticks of gum coming in the mail.
Ruby was preceded in death by her husband in 1992, her grandson Richie in 2003, grandson Isaiah in 2004, her parents, and nine of her siblings.

She is survived by her children, LaRetha and Billy Baker of Lakeside City, TX; Cheryl and Darrell Blundell of Gilmer, TX; Darla and Larry Morrison of Independence, MO; and Larry and Johnna Morgan of Liberty, MO; her grandchildren, Hadley and Christie Baker of Fate, TX; Quentin and Tiffany Lindsey of Raymore, MO; Lindsey Blundell of Chicago, IL; Russell Blundell and fiancée Sydni of Tyler, TX; and Isabelle, Chloe, and Caleb Morgan of Liberty, MO; and her great-grandchildren, Olivia, Nathaniel, Michael, and Logan Lindsey and Caris Baker.  She is also survived by a sister, Faye Baldwin, of Comanche, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers will be Matthew Byerly, Manuel Gomez, Chris Gore, Kevin Lee, Michael Owens, and Vernon Romine.

Faye Eugenia Moore- Comanche, OK
  Faye Eugenia Moore, 81, longtime resident of Stephens County, peacefully passed away Thursday evening, January 23, 2014 at Wichita Falls, TX.  A graveside funeral service will be held Sunday, January 26th at 2:00 p.m. at Parks Cemetery, with Bro. Joe Case officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. 

    Faye was born February 17, 1932 in Duvall’s Bluff, AR  to Elmer Arthur and Lois Eugenia (Russell) Hubbard.  She and Rueben Moore were united in marriage in 1985.  Faye came to this area from Bowie, TX in 1991.  She enjoyed sewing, singing, and preaching.

    Survivors include a son Alan Hines, Comanche; a daughter, Judy Maxson, St. John’s Michigan;   seven brothers and sisters: Alvin Ford, Kenneth Ford, Phillip Ford, and Juanita Morris, all of Redville, AR; Jimmy Ford, Bochita, OK; Jean Davis, Houston, TX; and Laverne Little, Byars, TX; one granddaughter, Angela Slate and husband John, Duncan; and two great grandchildren: Landon Slate and Cooper Slate.

    She was preceded in death by her husband Rueben; her parents;  and five siblings: Dorothy Bogard, Charles Hubbard, Howard Hubbard, Joe Ford, and Jerry Ford.

Mary Lou Resecker – Comanche, OK
(December 12, 1937 – January 15, 2014)
    Mary Lou Resecker, age 76, of Comanche, peacefully passed away on Wednesday morning, January 15, 2014 in Duncan.  A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 18th at 1:00 p.m. at the Comanche Church of Christ, with Jerry Hurst officiating.  Interment will be at Fort Still National Cemetery.  Visitation will be Friday 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. until noon.  The family will be receiving friends Friday evening from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

    Mary was born December 12, 1937 in Craig, Colorado to John and Emma (Paulson) Lemmons.  On July 12, 1956 she and Roy E. Resecker were united in marriage in Seattle, Washington.  She was a very proud military wife for 17 years, while Roy served his country.  She loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.  She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also loved her dogs, Buddy and Princess, and her cat, Midnight.  She was a member of the Comanche Church of Christ.

    Survivors include her husband, Roy, of the home; one son, John C. Resecker, Comanche; three daughters:  Mary E. Roberts and husband Bryan, Corum; Elsa L. Jones and husband Gary, Lawton;  and Cheryl E. Browder and husband Billy, Duncan; nine grandchildren: Tabbie, Charla, Mary, Ray, Vivian, Roy, Aaron, William, and Blayden; thirteen great-grandchildren: Macie, Tyler, Andrew, Maigan, Nathan, Leland, Joseph, Orion, Leia, Christian, Angel, Earl, and Austin.  Also, many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and dear friends.  Mary was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Shirley Campbell, and a brother, Willis Lemmon.

Wanda Rae Sanders Barnes Shaw –Duncan,ok
(January 15, 1933- January 10, 2014)
    Wanda Rae Shaw, 80, passed away January 10, 2014 at Mesquite, TX.  A funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Fair Baptist Church in Duncan with Bro. David Spangler officiating.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation at Comanche Funeral Home will be Tuesday 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  The family will be receiving friends Tuesday evening from 6:00-7:00.

    Wanda was born January 15, 1933 in Mansfield, AR to Andrew Franklin and Reva (Little) Sanders.  She was raised in the Duncan area, and graduated from Empire High School.  She married Kenneth Walker Barnes on August 24, 1950, in Duncan, and later moved their family to Fritch, TX in 1959.  Wanda worked as a bookkeeper for various oil businesses and later as a supervisor in several different hospitals.  On October 24, 1968, Kenneth passed away, and later Wanda married Winfred R. Shaw on November 22, 1969.  They lived in Hobbs, NM and Andrews, TX before returning to Duncan, to be near family.  Wanda was always there for her family, and they lived next door to her parents for many years as she and W.R. monitored their needs.  W.R. passed away on June 7, 2013.

    Wanda was preceded in death by her husbands, Kenneth Barnes and Winfred Shaw; her parents, Andrew and Reva Sanders; and a sister, Barbara Venable.

    Survivors include one sister, Yvonna Larsen and husband Skip, Foley, AL; three sons: Kenny Barnes and wife Gail, Crandall, TX, Jim Barnes and wife Lynne, Frisco, TX, and David Shaw and wife Ginger, Brighton, CO;  one daughter, Christie Sechrist and husband Richard, Loveland, CO.  Wanda was the proud grandmother of eight grandchildren: Brian, David, Kena, Brett, Cale, Judd, Rachel, and Caressa; and five great-grandchildren: Vada, Drew, Ethan, Case, and Elijah.

    Pallbearers will be Brett Barnes, Cale Barnes, Brian Barnes, David Barnes, Richard Sechrist, and Travis Robertson.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Fair Baptist Church, of Duncan.

Joyce Myrl Sullivan – Comanche, OK
    Joyce Myrl Sullivan, age 84 of Comanche, peacefully passed away on December 26, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital.  A funeral service will be held Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.  at Living Waters Church in Comanche, with Bro. Harold Matheny and Bro. Joe Stuler officiating.  Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Friday 12:00-7:00 p.m.  The family will be receiving friends on Friday evening from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

    Joyce was born June 20, 1929, east of Comanche, near Weaver Chapel, to Kelsey and Maud (Eason) Biffle.  She and Jack Sullivan were united in marriage on October 18, 1952 in Wichita Falls, TX.  Joyce worked as a bookkeeper for E & M Oil Company for many years.  She was a very active member of Living Waters Church. 

    Survivors include a son, Larry Sullivan and wife Shari, Comanche; a brother Paul Biffle, Princeton, TX; two sisters: Nellie Harbour, Lampasas, TX, and Shirley Hesbrook and husband Albert, Duncan; four grandchildren: Josh Sullivan and wife Bethany, Duncan; Erin Spencer and husband Aaron, Duncan; Wesley Sullivan and wife Maggie, Seabrook, TX; and Don Sullivan and wife Julie, Lampasas, TX; eleven great grandchildren;  and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and numerous friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jack; and a son, Terry Sullivan.

Ernie Lee “Bud” Sessums – Velma, OK
    Ernie Lee “Bud” Sessums, of Velma, peacefully passed away early Monday morning, December 16, 2013 at his home.  He was 61 years old.  A funeral service will be held Thursday, December 19th at 1:00 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Duncan, with Bro. Randy Southerland officiating.  Interment will follow at Dixie Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Wednesday 9:00-7:00, and Thursday 9:00-11:00.  The family will be receiving friends Wednesday evening from 5:30-6:30 at the Comanche Funeral Home.

    Bud was born November 29, 1952 at Ringling, to Ernest F. and Nettie (Skeen) Sessums.  He wa s a graduate of Ringling High School.  He and Susan “Suzi” Bristow were united in marriage on September 17, 1979 at Gainesville, TX.  Bud owned and operated his own tank truck business for many years.
He loved to cook, including many chili cook off events; OU football, hanging out with his friends at Cedar Blue; especially “Will”; he loved music, and he liked to be th  “boss!”  More than anything else he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

    Survivors include his wife Susan, of the home; three children: Shawn Sessums and wife April, Marlow; Amber Sullivan and Dean, Ardmore, OK; and Annie McKinley and Darrell Nixon,  Velma; a son in law, Rowdy McKinley, Davis, OK;  three brothers, Cecil Hopkins and wife Sarah, Borger, TX; Jimmy Hopkins, Borger, TX; and Ray Hopkins, Borger, TX; a sister, Carolyn Sessums, Ringling, OK; seven grandchildren: Dillon Sullivan, Chance Blain, Dalton Sessums, Morgan Sessums, Garyn McKinley, Ritchie McKinley, and Hendrix Nixon;  two great grandchildren: Lyric and Addison;  eight “special grandchildren”” Brock, Tripp, Kayla, Chloe, Cameron, Dylan, Cage, Doc,  Adam and Ashlynn; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends.  Bud was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Ember, and a sister and brother in law, Hazel and Slim Phillips.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Baptist West, Duncan, OK.

Lula Mae Mitchell---Terral, OK
    Lula Mae Mitchell, 84, of Terral, passed away Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Terral.  A funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 11th  , 2013at 2:00 p.m. at Terral First Baptist Church.  Burial will follow at Ryan Cemetery, under the direction of Terral Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Tuesday 12:00-4:00 p.m. and Wednesday 10:00 a.m. until noon.  The family will be receiving friends Tuesday afternoon from 3:00-4:00 p.m.

    Lula was born January 18, 1929 at Ryan, to Alton and Laura “Penny” (Armstrong) Wright.   She and Robert Mitchell were united in marriage on November 4, 1944 at Waurika.  She was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County, and a member of the Terral First Baptist Church.  She enjoyed quilting, sewing, and gardening.

    Survivors include a son, Robert Mitchell Jr. and wife Donnetta, Ryan; a daughter, Betty Smith, Ada; three brothers: Leon Wright and wife Patsy Ruth, Decatur, TX; Huey Wright and wife Sue, Wiley, TX; and Charley Wright and wife Barbara, Midlothian, TX; one sister, Sue Fuhrman and husband Jimmy, Hurst, TX; nine grandchildren: Tina, Karen, Kevin, Roscella, Jodi, Charlie, Wesley, Travis, and Gina; twelve great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.   She was preceded in death by her husband Robert, one daughter, Linda Lucas, and her parents.

    Pallbearers will be Rusty Weatherly, Mike Weatherly, Mike Petit, Bub Wilcoxin, John Linton, and  Charles Blevins Jr.  Honorary bearers will be Avery Linton, Edwin Smith, Doyle Keith, and Sam Countiss.

Donald Leo “Don” White – Comanche, OK
    Donald Leo “Don” White, a longtime resident of Comanche, passed away Monday evening, November 25, 2013 at Comanche County Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness.  He was 69 years old.  A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 4th at 2:30 p.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

    Don was born June 11, 1944 at Cloverport, Kentucky, to Harold and Nellie Ailene (Pierce) White.  After graduation from high school Don joined the United States Army, proudly serving his country during the Viet Nam conflict.  He was the recipient of two bronze stars, and a Purple Heart.  Don and Karen Rebecca Earnest were united in marriage in June, 1968 in Duncan.  He was employed many years at Pier One Marine, and later North Texas Marine, where he was a boat mechanic.  Don loved all outdoor activities, especially hunting, fishing, and camping. He was also an avid bowler.  He enjoyed visiting with folks, in fact, he never met a stranger.  Don had a very outgoing personality, and always had a fish story to tell you.  He was a “regular” at the Day Break Diner in Duncan.

    He is survived by his wife Karen, of the home; one son, Jon White and wife Christy, Duncan; three grandchildren:  Emilee White, Bethany, OK; Katy Grace White and Caydon White, both of Duncan;  ten brothers and sisters: William “Stoy” White, Cloverport, KY; James “Roy” White and wife Donna, Tell City, IN; Ella “Ailene”Davis, Cloverport, KY; Carl White and wife Rosa, Cloverport, KY; Mary Moore and husband Eddie, Kingswood, KY; Nellie Denham and husband Stoy, Cloverport, KY;  Ruby Blakely and husband Bob Jr, Louisville, KY; Hewitt White and wife Sue, Cloverport, KY; Susie Blakely, Louisville, KY; and Tim White, Holland, IN; also many nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.

    He was preceded in death by his parents.

Robert Lee Smart—Terral, OK 
Robert Lee Smart of Terral, OK passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013 in Bowie, TX at the age of 87.  Funeral Services will be at 1:00 pm Saturday, November 23, 2013 in the First Baptist Church of Terral ,OK with Bro. Charles Parker officiating.  Burial , with full military honors presented by the Stephens County Honor Guard, will follow in the Terral Cemetery.  Visitation will be at the Terral Funeral Home Chapel on Friday from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm, with the family receiving friends from 6:00 until 7:00, and Saturday 10:00 am until service time.

Robert was born on November 23, 1925 to Lee and Voy Fay(Mundy) Smart in Fleetwood, OK.  In January of 1944, Robert joined the U. S. Navy during World War II and re-enlisted twice. On June 23, 1946, Robert Lee Smart married Glenora Jean Spindle in Long Beach, CAL.  Upon returning to Terral, Robert was an owner and operator of many a local businesses, also including the construction of many homes in Terral, Ok.

Robert is survived by one son, Billy Smart and his wife, Jo of Terral; one daughter, Jeri Langford and her husband , Leonard of Terral ; six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Glenora in 2001; one son, Bobby; and one daughter, Connie Milton.

Sharon Dee Maddox – Comanche, OK
   Sharon Dee Maddox, a lifelong resident of the Meridian community, passed away early Saturday morning, November 16, 2013 at her home, at the age of 65.  A funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 19th at 11:00 a.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Dow Pannell officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home, located at 203 Church Avenue, Comanche, OK 73529.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery.

    Sharon was born September 8, 1948 to Dee and Betty (Smith) Ratliff.  She was a 1966 graduate of Comanche High School. She worked at Harrington Benefits Insurance until her retirement.  In her earlier years she loved square dancing.  She was a wonderful cook, and was lovingly referred to as the “best cook in the world!”  She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandson, and all of her family members.  She loved family get- togethers, especially during the holiday season. If anyone ever had a problem, or just needed someone to talk to, they would call Sharon, any hour of the day.  She was always available to help out her family and friends.

    She is survived by her two children: a daughter, Chelle’ Dixon Newsome, Arlington, TX; and a son, Kyle Maddox, Comanche; two granddaughters: Kylie Dixon and husband Angel, Arlington, TX; and Harlee Maddox, Comanche; a great grandson, Tristan Sanchez, Arlington, TX; one sister, Darlene Cobb and husband Lynn, Comanche; a niece, Tori Maddox, Duncan; and two nephews:
Shane McClennen and wife Mischa, Duncan; and Brian Maddox; also many cousins, and other relatives and friends.  Sharon was preceded in death by her parents.

    Memorial contributions may be given to the Meridian Volunteer Fire Department, Route 2 Box 470 Comanche, OK 73529.

Eva Marie Susanne Barnard – Comanche, OK
    Eva Marie Susanne Barnard, of Comanche, peacefully passed away Thursday morning, November 14, 2013 at Waurika, OK.  She was 58 years old.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 23rd at 1:00 p.m. at Comanche First Baptist Church, with Bro. Eli Gardner officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

    Eva was born November 19, 1954 in Germany, to Christian and Elizabeth Wunderlich.  She and Johnnie Barnard were united in marriage in 1977 in Germany.  They came to Comanche in 1982, moving from Temple.  Eva was a homemaker.  She enjoyed sewing, cooking, reading, gardening, and going to church at the First Baptist Church.  She loved pets, especially her cat, “Stripes”.  More than anything else, Eva loved spending time with her family.

    Survivors include her husband Johnnie, of the home; two daughters: Linda Barnard, Comanche;  Reanna Villarreal and husband Leo, Duncan; her mother, Elizabeth Wunderlich, Frankfurt, Germany; a brother, Mike Wunderlich, Nuremberg, Germany; two sisters: Regina Wunderlich, Nuremberg, Germany, and Sabine Stieglitz and husband Michael, Frankfurt, Germany; and other relatives and dear friends.  She was preceded in death by her father.
   Online condolences may be sent to comanchefh@pldi.net

Marguerite Ann “Midge” Riggs – Comanche, OK
    Marguerite Ann “Midge” Riggs, age 76, of Comanche, passed away Monday evening, November 4, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital.  A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 8th at 11:00 a.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Greg Tolle officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Thursday 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. until service time.

    Midge was born January 29, 1937 in Neillsville, Wisconsin, to Charles and Violet (Campbell) Rose.  She and Pat Riggs were united in marriage on December 13, 1955 in Phoenix, AZ.  They lived all across the country while Pat was serving in the US Army.  They came to this area in 1971, making their home north of Comanche.  She loved to play cards, genealogy,  reading, and being with her children and grandchildren. She had two dogs, Buttons and Beau, whom she loved dearly.  She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Duncan, where she had many friends, whom she sincerely referred to as family.

    Survivors include three children: Tina Phillips, Comanche; Terrie Jolly, Dallas, TX;  and Robert Riggs and wife Brenda, Duncan; six grandchildren: Randy Keith Lancaster, April Dawn Phillips, Josh Jolly, Shawna Milburn, Nicholas Jolly, and Clint Phillips; three great-grandchildren: Heaven Lee Tinney, Madeline Phillips,  and Ashlynn Jolly, and another great grandchild, on the way.  Numerous brothers, and sisters, and many nieces and nephews.

Cora Ellen Miears—Comanche, OK
    Cora Ellen Miears passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, October 28, 2013 in Jefferson County Hospital at the age of 87. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m.  Friday, November 1st, at the  Ringling Memorial Cemetery in Ringling, OK with  Bro. Dow Pannell officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Thursday from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm with family receiving friends from 6:00 pm til 7:00 pm at the Comanche Funeral Home chapel.

    Cora was  born November 5, 1925 in Oklahoma City, OK to Charley P. and Rosie Katherine (Harrison) Hubbartt. She and Delmar A. Miears were united in marriage at Oklahoma City, in March 1944.  Cora worked for Cudahy Bar S Meatpacking for thirty two years.

    Survivors include her daughter, Loretta Fairall, Ardmore, OK; her grandchildren: Rochelle Langley and husband Kevin, Ardmore, OK; Dennis Chamberlain and wife Sandra, Duncan;  Patricia Fairall, Comanche; and Connie Fairall, California; sixteen greatgrandchildren; and numerous great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Delmar Miears; her parents; a sister, Edna Mae Hubbartt, and a son in law, Bill Fairall.

Leslie Edwin Rice – Velma, OK
    Leslie Edwin Rice, of Velma, OK peacefully passed away Saturday morning, October 26, 2013 at an Oklahoma City hospital at the age of 85.  Funeral services  will be held Monday, November 4th  ,2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Liberty Baptist Church, with Bro. Timothy Ball, officiating, assisted by Bro. Gene Vernon, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  A private family burial will follow at the family farm near Velma.  Visitation will be Sunday 1:00-5:00 p.m. and Monday 9:00-11:00 a.m.  The family will be receiving friends Sunday afternoon from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

    Leslie was born November 21, 1927 near Walters, OK to Eldridge D. and Lavina (Russ) Rice.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army.  Les owned and operated his own bulldozer service for many years.  He loved fishing, and spending time with his children.

    Survivors include his children: Chet Rice and wife Patricia, Velma; Glen Henson, Michigan, and Anita Wilder, Missouri; a brother, Bill Rice, Duncan; two sisters: Dot Williams, Comanche; and Rene Davidson and husband B.R., Mead, OK; his grandchildren: Jessica Rice, Midwest City, OK; Cody Thompson, Mangum, OK; Garrett Rice, Dalton Rice, Wyatt Rice, Cheyenne Rice, Sarah Rice, and Spur Rice, all of Velma; Keevin , Kelsey and Kaitlyn Henson, of Michigan; Greg Reikhof, Missouri; Crystal Wilder, Fort Sill, OK; and Bruce Wilder, Missouri; one great grandchild, Kolton Thompson; several  nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, and a daughter, Wanda Brainerd.

Arthur Weldon “Dutch” Gunter—Euless, Tx
Arthur Weldon “Dutch” Gunter passed away Thursday, October 24, 2013 in Ft. Worth, TX at the age of 84. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 10:00 am at the Terral Assembly of God Church in Terral, OK with Bro. Charles Parker officiating. Burial will follow in the Terral Cemetery under the direction of Terral Funeral Home.  Family visitation will be Monday night from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Dutch was born in Fleetwood, OK on June 5, 1929 to Oscar Spencer and Dovie Adeline(Locke) Gunter.  After graduating from high school, Dutch married Juanema  Stoneman in Terral on April 17, 1954. He pursued a career with American Airlines in DFW area, retiring as a fleet service crew chief.

Dutch is survived by three sons---Greg Gunter of Euless, TX; Tony Gunter and his wife, Pam of San Diego, CA; Mark Gunter and his wife, Tammy of Dripping Springs, TX; one sister—Oteka Russell of Terral.

Dutch was preceded in death by his parents—O.S. and Dovie; his wife—Juanema in 1994; and two brothers--- Biily Bob and Rogie Gunter

Michael Raymond Carter—Granite, OK
Michael Raymond (Mike) Carter went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday October 14 at his home in Granite OK, after a long battle with cancer. Mike was born to Leo and Ruth (Pickle) Carter on June 28, 1947 in Duncan OK, at the old Lindley Hospital. 
At an early age Mike accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior and was baptized at Prairie Hill Church of Christ.
Mike attended Meridian Grade School and graduated from Comanche High School in 1965. He also attended Oklahoma Christian College in Edmond OK.
Mike enjoyed antique cars.
When he was younger for several years he worked for Halliburton in the chem lab, the field camp, and the production area. He also worked in law enforcement at Comanche and Walters and he served as Police Chief at Granite OK. At the time of his death Mike was employed by the Oklahoma State Reformatory, Granite OK, as a guard.
Mike is survived by his parents Leo and Ruth Carter, Comanche OK. One son Michael Lee Carter, Granite OK. One nephew David Croy and wife Charla, Duncan OK. He was preceded in death by his sister Deborah Sue Croy and one nephew John Carter Croy.
Services will be Friday October 18, at 2:00 pm, Chisholm Trail Church of Christ with Rev. Lee Peters, Van Buren AR, officiating. Interment will be at Fairlawn Cemetery, Comanche OK, under the direction of the Comanche Funeral Home. Visitation at the funeral home in Comanche will be Thursday until 6:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am until Noon. Pallbearers will be members of the Oklahoma Dept. of Corrections Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Mike Carter First National Bank and Trust, Granite OK. All donations will be given to the Cancer Centers of Southwestern Oklahoma.

Don Hodges – Comanche, OK
    Don Hodges, of Comanche, passed away Friday evening, October 11, 1013 following a sudden illness.  He was 45 years old.  A memorial service will be held Wednesday, October 16th at 2:00 p.m. at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church, with Bro. Trent Young officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday evening, from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

    Don was born April 6, 1968 in Guthrie, OK,  to Tom and Ann (Hughes) Hodges.  After graduating from Comanche High School, Don attended OSU-Okmulgee, obtaining a degree in photography.

    He is survived by his children: Ashley and Shane Mohamed, Marlow; Rick Hodges, Eufala, OK; two grandchildren: Lane and Macy, Marlow; his mother, Ann Newsom, Duncan; four brothers: Steve Hodges and wife Kelli, Russellville, AR; Marty Hodges and wife Dixie, Duncan; Randy Hodges and wife Kim, Comanche;  and Jason Hodges and wife Jennifer, Comanche; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; and several others who just claim to be!

     Don was preceded in death  by his father, Tom Hodges; and his grandparents.

June Ann Seida – Comanche, OK
    June Ann Seida of Comanche, peacefully passed away early Saturday morning, October 12, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital.  She was 81 years old.  A funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 15th at 2:00 p.m. at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Monday 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.  and  Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.  The family will be receiving friends Monday evening from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

    June was born April 15, 1932 in Duncan, to Durwood and Evelyn (Culberson) Brumley.   Her first husband, J.M. McGowen preceded her in death in 1963.  On May 8, 1964 June and Bill Seida were united in marriage in Wichita Falls, TX.  They had lived in the Meridian and Comanche area all of their lives. He preceded her in death in  2008.  She was a cook at Meridian School for many years.  She also owned and operated Meridian Kwik Mart for numerous years.  She enjoyed reading, fishing, playing bingo, yard work, playing cards, visiting with her friends, and traveling.  Her most precious memories were those of her children, and watching the grand children in their sporting events.  She was a member of Patterson Avenue Baptist Church.

    She is survived by three children:  Gary McGowen and wife Jeanne, Comanche; Benny McGowen and wife Judy, Comanche; and Sandy Laminack and husband Keith, Newcastle, OK; one brother, Gaylon Brumley and wife Sheila, Duncan; and a former daughter in law, B.J. Ames, Comanche; six grandchildren:
Jennifer McGowen Regalado and husband Victor, Tulsa, OK; Brandi Laminack Henderson and husband Robert, Kingston, OK; Jamie McGowen Minter and husband Damon, Edmond, OK; Brooke Laminack Miller and husband Justin, Comanche; Josh McGowen and wife Courtney, Comanche; and Jil McGowen Roebuck and husband Jessie, Comanche; eleven great grandchildren: Victoria, Brady, Julia, Isabella, Britni, Gage, Jacee, Gracee, Sophia, Jaylee, and Hunter;  and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and dear friends.

    Serving as pallbearers will be Aaron Weast, Matt Taylor, Clayton Presgrove, Brandon Lewis, Mike Harper, and Dixon Harper.  Honorary bearers will be Craig Eliis, Mark Taylor, Kenny Miller, and Frank Presgrove.

Margaret Louise Bailey – Comanche, OK
    Margaret Louise Bailey, a lifelong resident of Comanche, peacefully passed away Thursday morning, September 26, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital.  She was 83 years old.  A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 30th at 11:00 a.m. at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church, with Bro. Trent Young officiating.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Sunday 1:00-5:00 p.m.

    Louise was born March 2, 1930 in Comanche to Walter F. and Lillie Mae (Johnson) Rhodes.  She was a 1948 graduate of Comanche High School.  She and Bill Bailey were united in marriage on May 29 , 1948 at Henrietta, TX.  She was a member of the Patterson Avenue Baptist Church.  Louise loved to sew, she was an excellent cook, and she loved talking and visiting with her friends.  Her grandchildren were everything to her; she and Bill never missed any of their sporting events.  She loved her family very much.

    Survivors include two children:  Billy Bob Bailey and wife Carole, Duncan; and Bea Butler and husband Randy, Ratliff City; a brother, Billy Rhodes and wife Dorothy, Artesia, NM;  four grandchildren:  Colby Butler and wife Kristy, Duncan; Sarah Butler, Edmond; Chad Bailey, Duncan; and Ryan Bailey and wife Robyn, Duncan; and two great grandsons: Braylen and Bowen Butler, Duncan; and numerous extended family and close friends.

    Louise was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill on September 28, 2011 and one brother, J.R. Rhodes.

Don Van Dyke—Ft. Worth, Texas
Retired Lt. Col. Don Van Dyke, DVM of the USAF, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2013 in Ft. Worth, TX at the age of 80. Most of his military career was working for the navy in Anti Submarine warfare. He did two years research for the Army at MIT. He was also a graduate from Texas A&M. Don was president of the veterans association in Lawton, OK.  His many letters to Congress played a big part in getting justice in the proper payment for retired disabled American Veterans. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Fran; his father, Cecil Van Dyke and mother, Verline; his brother, Paul Van Dyke; and his nephew, Max Van Dyke.

He is survived by his brother, Jack Van Dyke and wife, Maxine; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Amrina Willbanks.

Don was a very loving and understanding person to all.

A graveside funeral service, with full military honors, will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, September 11, 2013 in Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

Luther  “Luke”  Wilson Pearcy – Comanche, OK
    Luther “Luke” Wilson Pearcy, of Comanche peacefully passed away Monday evening, August 26, 2013 in Duncan, OK .  He was 90 years old.  A funeral service will be held Thursday, August 29th at 2:00 p.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel , with Bro. Dow Pannell officiating.  Burial, with military honors will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Wednesday 9:00-7:00 and Thursday 9:00 until service time.  The family will be receiving friends Wednesday evening from 6:00-7:00.

    Luke was born October 4, 1922 at Vernon, TX to Rosco and Jessie Pearcy.  He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.  Luke served as a squad leader of  the 23rdInfantry 653.   He was a World War II veteran, who saw action at Normandy Beach, France, and Rhineland.  He received the Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, EAME Campaign Medal with three Bronze Stars.  Luke and Esther Thatcher were united in marriage on April 16, 1990 at Duncan.  Luke had lived in Comanche for the last 25 years.  He was an active member of the VFW, and also a member of the Red River Riding Club.  Luke retired from Johnson Oil Company, and was also a retired rancher.  Luke’s favorite pastime was spending time with his family.  Holidays were a very special time in the Pearcy home.  He loved his dogs and horses- he is now riding his beloved horse, Phillip, across Heaven’s green pastures. 

    Survivors include his wife Esther, of the home; his children: Judy Scott and husband Scotty, Wichita Falls, TX; Norma Cullar, Comanche; and Sharon Cain, Comanche; ten grandchildren: Michelle Pearcy, Jean Wall, Sharon Rounds, Karren Manley, Trisha Matlock, Ray Green, Perry Green, Michael Green, Cortnie Siess, and Jacobi Cain; and numerous great grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Pearcy, his parents; five brothers and sisters: Elvis Pearcy, Juanita Hurt, Johnny Pearcy, Robert Pearcy, and Raymond Pearcy, and other relatives and friends.

Betty Lucille Potts Robinson—Comanche, OK
(Nov. 11, 1921 - Aug. 9, 2013)
Lucille Robinson passed away on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013.  Lucille was born near Comanche on Nov. 11, 1921.  In 1940 she graduated from Empire High School. Lucille married Lawrence Robinson in 1946; they raised their three children in Corpus Christi, TX.  After their divorce in 1974, Lucille returned to Comanche in 1996. She was a member of the church of Christ.  
She is survived by her children:  Sheila (Wes) Yeager, Lloyd (Suzette) Robinson, Jan Nichols, nine grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. The funeral will be at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 15, 2013 with Jerry Hurst officiating. Burial will be afterwards in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. 

James “Jim” Loyd  Janoe – Comanche, OK
    On August 5, 2013, James “Jim” Loyd Janoe went to his Heavenly home after a short illness.

He is survived by his son, James “Jimmy” H. Powers and his wife Judy, Duncan; two granddaughters, Heather Miller and husband Chad, Dallas, GA; and Shellee Graham and husband Jim, High Point, NC;  a sister, Jewel Pinkey, Lawson, MO; three great granddaughters, Hailey and Hannah Miller and Sarah Graham; one great grandson, Christian Miller; numerous nieces, and nephews, great  nieces and nephews; and great-great nieces and nephews; and other family members and friends.

Jim was born September 21, 1926 at Altus, OK to Mary Belle (Hicks) Janoe and Pat Severe Janoe.  He lived most of his life in the the Comanche area.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 64 years, Wynema Jo Janoe; their infant daughter, Darla Jean Janoe; his parents,  and other family members.

He was a loyal and independent family man, who loved the Lord, his family, country music, and country dancing.  He was a World War II veteran who proudly served his country.  He was a truck driver for many years for Squirrel Walling Oil Field Trucking, B & W Trucking, and Beall Trucking.

A graveside service, with full military honors, will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery, with Bro. Dee Bowen officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

Barbara Sue Hughes Morgan—Comanche, OK
(March 7, 1937 ---  July 30, 2013)
Barbara Sue Morgan passed away early Tuesday morning, July 30, 2013 at her residence in Comanche at the age of 76.  Funeral Services will be Thursday, August 1, 2013, at 10:00 am at Countryside Baptist Church, east of Comanche, with Roger Ledford officiating and Dow Pannell assisting.  Burial will follow in the Duncan Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm.

Sue was born on March 7, 1937 in Ratliff City, OK to Bob and Naomi Morgan.  Sue was a true artist and loved to paint. She was one of the founders of the Comanche Opry and loved music. Sue loved animals and loved caring for them.

Sue is survived by two sons, Gary Hughes, Marlow, and Dewayne Hughes, Comanche; one daughter, Gayle Russell Edwards, Blanchard, OK; one brother, Merle Dillon, Houston, TX; one sister, Irene Shelton and husband, Gene of Comanche; three granddaughters, Alisha Harper, Bray, OK, Nicole Hughes, Douglas, WY, Tiffany Ware and husband, Craig, Mustang, OK; two grandsons, Michael Hughes and wife, Jill, Douglas, WY, Jordon Edwards and wife, Sydney, Butler, OK; Godson, Matthew Leal; thirteen great grandchildren.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents Bob(1988) and Naomi(1993) Morgan; a son, Alan Dale Hughes(1957);  a grandson, Gary Don Hughes, Jr.(1977)


Pallbearers will be Terry Shelton, Rick Shelton, Thomas McDonald, Daniel Leal, Matthew Leal and Mark Gardenhire.  Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Blalock, Robert Tucker, Josh Foreaker, Dow Pannell, Jim Bowden, Bob McCormack and Irvin Miller.

Benny C. Downey – Comanche, OK
    Benny C. Downey, longtime resident of Comanche, peacefully passed away early Wednesday morning, July 17, 2013 at his home east of town, surrounded by his loving family.  He was 72 years old.
A funeral service will be held Saturday July 20, 2013 at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church, with Bro. Bob Waitman officiating, assisted by Bro. Dee Bowen.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

    Benny was born July 13, 1941 at Duncan to Benjamin and Honor (Mayfield) Downey.   He was a graduate of Comanche High School.  He and Mary Ann Hall were united in marriage on June 4, 1960 at Henrietta, TX.  Benny loved horses and trail riding, traveling, and camping.  He was a truck driver – a job which he dearly loved.

    Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Mary, of the home; two daughters:  Traci Crowell, of Comanche; and Leah Wilkinson and husband Johnny, Comanche; four grandchildren:  Bayli Lucas and husband Matt, Marlow, OK; Colton Crowell and wife Cindy, Fort Riley, KS; Joshua Wilkinson and wife Carrie, Comanche; and Mallory Ogan and husband Mark, Portsmouth, VA;  eight great grandchildren: Morgan Lucas, Kaden Lucas, Macie Lucas, Alexis Crowell, Jordan Crowell, Cammie Crowell, Marshall Ogan, and Jaxon Wilkinson;  and two brothers: Hugh Downey, Durant, OK and Elmer Downey of Comanche; also many other relative and dear friends.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters: Betty Downey and Martha Blalock.

    Pallbearers will be Johnny Wilkinson, Josh Wilkinson, Larry Crowell, Colton Crowell, Jerry Absher, and Gary Ledford.

Marcella “Sally” Bowen – Comanche, OK
    Marcella “Sally” Bowen, a longtime resident of Comanche, passed away suddenly, Monday, July 15, 2013 at Ada, OK.  She was 73 years old.  A funeral service will be held Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Praise Assembly of God Church, with Rev. Wade Peyton and Rev. Warren Harkins officiating.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Wednesday 9:00-7:00, and Thursday 9:00-12:00.  The family will be receiving friends Wednesday evening from 6:00-7:00.

    Sally was born April 23, 1940 at Madill to J.S. and Imogene (McDaniel) Orum.  She and Jerrell Bowen were united in marriage on December 24, 1955 at Wichita Falls, TX.  They made their home in the Comanche area , where they raised their two daughters.  Sally was a homemaker.  She enjoyed cooking, gardening, attending bluegrass festivals with her husband, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.  She was a member of T.O.P.S.   Sally was a member of Praise Assembly of God Church, where she was a former Sunday School teacher.

    Survivors include two daughters:  Diana Armsworthy and husband James, Comanche; and Janet DeFate and husband J.W. of Duncan; three grandchildren:  Jared Armsworthy, Duncan; Justin Torres and wife Julia, Lawton, and Sarah Torres, Duncan; two brothers: Jimmy Orum and wife Linda, Houston, TX; Gary Orum and wife Janet, Norman, OK; one sister, Brenda Massie and husband Bobby, Purcell, OK; two sisters-in-law, Pam Orum, Tulsa, OK, and Sherry Dobbins and husband Tommy, Comanche; and many other relatives and friends.

    Sally was preceded in death by her husband Jerrell, in 2010; her parents; a brother, Larry Orum; and her step-mother, Ida Orum.

    Pallbearers will be  David Griffin, Johnny Hicks, Chad Welch, Jeff Davis, Jared Armsworthy, and Justin Torres.

Desiree Nicole Hill – Comanche, OK
(March 9, 1981 --  June 27, 2013)
   Desiree Nicole Hill, of Comanche, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.  She was 32 years old.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 2nd at 10:00 a.m.
at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church, with Bro. Trent Young officiating.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Sunday 1:00-6:00 p.m. and Monday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  The family will be receiving friends Monday evening from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    Desiree was born March 9, 1981 at Vinita, OK. She was a graduate of Comanche High School in 2000.  She enjoyed talking on the phone, watching television, going to the movies, and listening to KLOVE Radio.  She loved going to the lake, collecting anything “dolphin”, and she was a big OU Sooner fan.  Desiree especially loved her dog “Little Lady” and her cat, “Snowball”.

    She is survived by her parents, Rusty and Karla Fisher, of Comanche; a brother,  Nathan Fisher, Los Angeles, CA; aunts and uncles: Kevin Beck and wife Julie, Greenwood, AR; Helen Moore, Okarche, OK; Donald Fisher and wife Dorethea, Maysville, OK; Wayne Fisher and wife Lori, Paoli, OK; Beth Tayrien and husband Bobby, Moore, OK; and Shelia Fisher and partner Toni Williams, Moore,OK.

    Desiree was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Hill in 2004, her grandparents, Mayburn and Joyce Fisher, and Leo and Evelyn Beck; and one aunt, Marilyn  Caver.

    Pallbearers will be Rusty Fisher, Nathan Fisher, Kevin Beck, Wayne Fisher, Donald Fisher, and Bobby Tayrien.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local women’s shelter.

Melva Sue Blake – Comanche, OK
    Melva Sue Blake, of Comanche, peacefully passed away Sunday afternoon, June 16, 2013 at Fort Worth, Texas.  She was 71 years old.  A funeral service will be held Thursday, June 20th at 1:00 p.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Dow Pannell officiating.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Wednesday  9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Thursday 9:00 a.m. until service time.

    Sue was born September 30, 1941 at Littlefield, TX to Melvin and Mildred (Johnson) West.   She and George Blake were united in marriage on November 15, 1957 at Big Lake, TX.  Sue was  employed at the Chisolm Trail Casino Gift Shop.  She  loved her job, and enjoyed visiting with her customers.  Sue also enjoyed shopping.  She dearly loved her pets; a  dog, “Max” and her two cats, “Rocky” and “Miss Kitty”.

    Survivors include her two daughters:  Terri Ward, Fort Worth, TX;  and Tammy Reagan and husband Jeff, Fort Worth, TX; one aunt, LaRue Johnson, Comanche; and numerous cousins and friends.

    Sue was preceded in death by her husband George, and her parents.

Winfred RLee Shaw--Comanche-OK
Winfred  RLee Shaw left this life peacefully at his home in Garland Texas on Thursday, June  7th, 2013. His earthly journey done, he now sits in the presence of his Lord and Savior. 
Our loving Husband, Father, PaPa and Friend,  was a vital part of our lives for 86 years. 
‘Wimpy’ as he was known, began his life on Dec. 4th, 1926, in Union Hill, Arkansas.   He was the third child born to James Roscoe and Pauline Estelle Pollard Shaw.
He spent  his earliest days in Arkansas and, later, Oklahoma.  Looking for a new beginning following the Great Depression, the Shaw family moved west to the Texas Panhandle when Wimpy was 11.    He grew hard and strong like the land and the times in which he lived.
At age 16, with his Father recovering from a major heart attack and his only Brother off to war,  Wimpy dropped out of school in order to help maintain food and shelter for his parents and two younger sisters.   He worked various and multiple jobs for the next three years.
In 1944, Wimpy joined the U.S. Navy as part of a Seabee unit.  He served in the Pacific Theatre and received an Honorable Discharge from active service in 1946.  He was later recalled to service at the advent of the Korean conflict.
After his time in the service, he returned to Borger where he married Joyce Ann Hogle in August 1947.  From that marriage there were two children; David and Christie.  Joyce preceeded him in death in 1968.
In  November  1969, Wimpy and Wanda Rae Barnes were married.  Wanda, widow of Kenneth Barnes, had  two sons, Kenny and Jim.  The two families were joined together as one with this union.
Wimpy retired from Phillips Petroleum after a long and productive career as a driver, pumper and crew boss in Texas and New Mexico.  
Following retirement, Wimpy and Wanda, relocated to her hometown of Duncan, OK.   There they spent many happy and peaceful years in Stephens County.  
Among his favorite things, were his Church,  square dancing, the Big Band sound,  music by Boots Randolph & Floyd Cramer, coffee,  gardening,  Indian Motorcycles,  reading western novels (especially anything by Louis Lamour), NASCAR and, especially,  his friends.   His greatest attribute was his willingness to help and serve others.  His greatest love was his Family.
Wimpy was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife and four siblings as well as Wanda’s Mother and Father. 
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Rae of Garland, TX.  One Daughter, Christie Shaw Sechrist (Richard) of Loveland, CO;  Three Sons: David Shaw (Ginger) of Brighton, CO;  Kenny Barnes (Gail) of Crandall, TX; Jim Barnes (Lynne) of Frisco, TX; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Grandsons of the couple will serve as pall bearers.  They are Judd Sechrist; Brett Barnes; Cale Barnes;  Brian Barnes;  David Barnes and Travis Robertson.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11th at Fair Baptist Church of Empire, OK.  Burial and graveside military services will be held at the Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Monday 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.  The family will be receiving friends from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Mary Jo Ferguson – Sugden, OK
   Mary Jo Ferguson, age 68, of Sugden, OK passed away Friday morning, May 31, 2013 from a sudden illness.  A funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 4th at 2:00 p.m. at the Terral Church of Christ , with Roy Clingenpeel officiating.  Interment will follow at Terral Cemetery, under the direction of Terral Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Monday 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.  The family will be receiving friends from 6:00-7:00.

    Mary Jo was born July 9, 1944 in Terral, to Harvey “Base” and Ida (Rimmer) Duke.  She and Clinton Roy Ferguson were united in marriage on July 8, 2009 at Terral.   She was a homemaker.  Mary Jo enjoyed crafts, crocheting, cooking, spending time with her family, including her three dogs, Tiny, Hope, and Buddy.  She volunteered at the Ryan Nutrition Center delivering Meals on Wheels.  She was a member of the Ryan American Legion Post 183.  She was a member of the Terral Church of Christ.

    Mary Jo leaves behind her loving family: husband Clinton Ferguson, of the home; five children: Sandy Harvey and Clinton Smith, Terral; Willie Heavener and wife Teresa, Marlow; Brenda Riddles and husband Mark, Comanche; Harvey Heavener, Samson, AL; Lena White and husband Milton, Comanche; step daughter Candace Fickennsch and husband Mark, Pappilon, NE; step son James Ferguson, Aurora, NE; six brothers and sisters: James Duke and wife Betty, Wichita Falls, TX; Clifford Duke and wife Patsy, Terral; Cecil Duke and wife Mary Lou, Ringgold, TX; Linda Duke, Sunset, TX; Tommy Duke, Terral; and Debbie Webb and husband Larry, Rocky Comfort, MO; 17 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, and three sisters: Ida Alice Duke, Rosie Durham, and Betty Jean Duke.

    Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons.

Wynema Jo Janoe – Comnanche, OK
    Wynema Jo Janoe, a lifelong resident of Comanche passed away Tuesday evening, May 28, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital. She was 84 years old.  Graveside funeral services will be 11:00 am Friday, May 31, 2013, with Bro. Dee Bowen officiating, in the Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am until service time.

    Jo was born December 3, 1928 in Waurika, to Jewel H. and Lucille (Brantley) Hunter.  She and Jim Janoe were united in marriage on May 21, 1949 in Wichita Falls, TX. They recently celebrated their 64th year of marriage.   Jo enjoyed reading, sewing, and baking. 

    Survivors include her husband Jim, of the home;  a son Jim Powers and  wife Judy, Duncan; four grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter, Darla Jean Janoe.

Charles Don Houston – Duncan, OK
    Charles Don Houston, 75, of Duncan passed away Monday evening, May 20, 2013 at an Oklahoma City hospital. A funeral service will be held Friday, May 24th at 1:00 p.m. at Liberty Baptist Church, with Bro. Marvin Knox officiating, assisted by Bro. Rusty Canoy.  Burial, with full military honors will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Thursday 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.  and Friday 9:00 a.m. until  11:00 a.m.  The family will be receiving friends Thursday evening from 6:00-7:00.

    Don was born November 18, 1937 south of Comanche, to Charlie A. and Emily M. (Clayton) Houston.
He joined the U.S. Army at an early age and he served over thirty years in the Oklahoma National Guard.
He and Joanne were united in marriage on May 25, 1990 at Fort Smith, AR.  Don enjoyed gardening, military history, and target shooting.  He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.

    Survivors include his wife Joanne, of the home; a daughter, Donita Healer and husband Neil, Duncan; a son Micky Houston and wife Lynn, Plano, TX; a step-daughter Lisa Shafer and husband Ken, Midwest City, OK; a step-son James Dyche and wife Lorraine, Bayside, TX; two sisters: Sarah Q.L. Arrington, Comanche, and Shirley Rhyne and husband Wes, Winslow, Arkanasas; five grandchildren: David Lee Houston, Duncan; Chad Houston, Aurora, CO; Tyra Witherup, Lewiston, ID; and Rachel and Emily Houston, Plano, TX; three step-grandchildren: Stephanie Osburn, Choctaw, OK; Sierra Dyche, Corpus Christi, TX;  and Danielle Dyche, Bayside, TX; four great grandchildren; three great step-grandchildren;  and many other nieces, nephews, relative and close friends.

Thomas C. “T.C.” Hill – Comanche, OK
   Thomas C. “T.C.” Hill peacefully passed from this life on Friday, May 17, 2013 surrounded by his family.  A graveside funeral service, with full military honors will be held Tuesday, May 21st at 10:00 a.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery, with Bro. Randy Southerland officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Sunday 1:00-5:00 and Monday 9:00-7:00. The family will be receiving friends from 5:00 -7:00 Monday evening.

    The son of Rosa Mae Wilson and Thomas C. Hill, born September 14, 1921 in Lindsay, OK . he was the 5th child of 9 children.  He attended Round Creek School and Lindsay High School.  He enjoyed boxing as a sport; in January 1941 he was Lindsay’s Golden Glove featherweight champion by KO in exactly 25 seconds.  He continued boxing and winning several other matches.  In 1942 he joined the U.S. Army (80th Infantry Division), during WWII, while serving in Europe he witnessed a lot of combat.  He was awarded several citations, including two Purple Hearts.

    On April 3, 1943 T.C. married Juanita Huey in Maysville, OK.  They enjoyed 70 years together, happily married.  The couple was blessed with two children, a daughter, Sharon Dianne, and a son, Thomas C. III.
In 1947 he moved his family to the Meridian Community when he went to work for Sunray Oil Company, at the Refinery south of Duncan.  He worked until 1983 when the Refinery closed.  T.C. served as the Treasure of the Sunray DX Employees Credit Union.

    He and Juanita made their home in the Meridian Community and continued to live in the family home for 57 years, until his death.  He was a great provider for his family, loved living in the country, gardening, working around his home, and working in his saw sharpening shop.  He taught his children and grandchildren to love your family, work hard, respect others, and don’t take your health for granted.  He enjoyed drinking coffee, and visiting with his friends at Meridian Kwik Mart.  He loved his dog, Buddy, and he enjoyed watching basketball and baseball.

    T.C. is survived by his wife, Juanita, of the home; a daughter, Sharon Cooper, and husband Jimmy of Duncan; a son Tommy Hill and wife Sharon, of Meridian; a granddaughter Kelli Burke, Duncan;   grandson Robert Hill and wife Shelby, of Katy, TX; great grandsons Tyler Burke, Hayden Hill and Hudson Hill; one sister, Virginia Wright, Columbus, MS; one brother Billy Hill, Marlow; several step grandchildren, great grandchildren, and a great great grandchild; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers: A.C. Hill, G.W. Hill, Walker Hill, and Joe Hill; and two sisters: Orphy Hill and Peggy Martin.

    Serving as pallbearers will be Billy Ford, Don Shipman, Larry Adams, Billy Hill, Darvin Allen, and George Buckley.

Donna Sue Clark – Duncan, OK
    Donna Sue Clark, of Duncan passed away on Wednesday morning, May 1, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital, following a brief illness.  She was 53 years old.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

    Donna was born November 11, 1959 at Monahans, TX, the daughter of Amos O. and Sue (Lewis) Billington.  She had been a resident of this are for the past six years.  Donna was employed at Wal Mart.
She loved reading, drawing, all kinds of animals, especially her dog “Pearl”, and she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

    She is survived by her daughter, Somer Brown, of Duncan; her mother and step-father- Sue and George Buckley, of Duncan; two grandchildren: Whitley and Wyatt; eight brothers and sisters: Sally, Cindy, Melody, Tina “Cindy”, James, Jackie, Bruce, and Michael; a special cousin, Sherry Loper; two very special friends: Judy Osborne and Don Mealy; and all the gang at Meridian Kwik Mart.

Flora Mae Dodd—Duncan, ok
    Flora Mae Dodd, 75, of Duncan, peacefully passed away Wednesday morning, April 3, 2013 at the Jefferson County Hospital in Waurika.  A graveside service will be held Thursday, April 4th at 5:00 p.m. at the Temple Cemetery, with Bro. Dean Hall officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

    Flora was born July 12, 1937 in Healdton, OK to James Edward and Mary Irene (Early) Throneberry.
She and Frances Dodd were united in marriage on March 4, 1955 in Vernon, TX.  He preceded her in death in 2003. Flora loved embroidery, arts and crafts and housekeeper.

    Survivors include one son, David Dodd, Duncan; and two daughters: Mary Hefner, Frederick and Ruby Davis, Duncan;  two brothers, Carl Throneberry, Duncan and Harland Throneberry, Texas; two sisters, Edna Faye and Jessie Throneberry, Texas; numerous grandchildren and many great grandchildren;  and many other relatives and friends.

Flora was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frances in 2003; one brother, Bill Throneberry; one sister, Sandra Nunley.

Bobby James “Bob” Miller -- Comanche, OK
Bobby James “Bob” Miller of Comanche, passed away Wednesday evening, March 27, 2013, in the Veterans Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 81. A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 30th at 11:00 a.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Dow Pannell officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, and 9:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday.

Bob was born July 3, 1931 at Duncan, to Earl and Lola Mae (Tussy) Miller. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He owned and operated Miller 66 Service Station for over 47 years. Bob and Linda Varnell were united in marriage in October, 1970 at Wichita Falls, TX. He was baptized at Countyline Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife Linda, of the home; one son, Bobby Miller and wife, Lynn, Edmond, OK; one daughter, LaDonna Miller, Dallas, TX; and one sister, Wanda Moore and husband Don, Elmore City, OK.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers: C.B. Miller, Paul Miller, and Pat Miller.

Serving as pallbearers will be J.D. Keenan, Jimmy Clark, Joe Mathes, Harvey Garrett, Dale Sutton, and Russell Combs.

    ROBERT A. “Bob” GARDNER—Comanche, OK
Robert A. Gardner, always known as “Bob”, was born December 6, 1949 in St. John Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He passed away March 27, 2013 in Oklahoma City at the age of 63. Graveside funeral services, with Bro. Dow Pannell officiating, will be held in Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche, OK at 1:30 pm on Friday, March 29, 2013 under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday from 9:00 am until service time.

Bob was a sweet and gentle person, who lived and worked most of his life in Edmond, Oklahoma, where he had many friends and co-workers.  Special among those friends were Bonnie Wells and Calvin Wright. 
Bob is survived by a sister-in-law Janice Gardner, and nephew Travis Gardner of Texas; cousins John Cathey, Durant, Oklahoma; Larry Anderson, Norman, Oklahoma; Eva Castleberry, Norman, Oklahoma; Harve Cathey, Ennis, Texas; Marti Garrison, Beaverton, Oregon; and Bob Garrison, Battle Ground, Washington. 
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph W. and Emma C. Gardner; brother Ralph Leon Gardner; aunts Hazel Cathey and Myrtle McGee, of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma; Kathleen Anderson of Norman, Oklahoma; and uncle Robert Garrison, Beaverton, Oregon.
Memorials may be made to Henderson Hill Baptist Church 1200 I-35 Frontage Road, Edmond, Oklahoma 74034.

Elora  Williams—Terral, Ok
(October 23, 1920 – March 19, 2013)
Elora  Williams, age 92, of Terral passed away Tuesday morning, March 19, 2013 at the Jefferson County Hospital in Waurika. A graveside funeral service will be held 1:00 pm, Friday, March 22, 2013 with David Wingsfield  officiating in the Terral Cemetery under the direction of Terral Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm and Friday from 10:00 am until service with the family receiving friends from 5:00 til 6:00 on Thursday.

Elora was born October 23, 1920 east of Terral to Charlie and Mary(Slatton) Cline. She and Elmer F. Williams were united in marriage on February 26, 1946 in Ringgold, Tx. She was a member of the Terral Church of Christ.

Survivors include one son, Del Rae Williams and Jo Ellen of Waurika; two grandchildren, Dale Williams of Waurika and Vickie Garrett of Ryan and five great grandchildren, Tyler, River, Brooke, Carson and Stephanie.

Bertie Helen Pruitt—Duncan, Ok
(November 16, 1930 – March 17, 2013)
Bertie Helen Pruitt of Duncan passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital at the age of 82. Bertie was born in Waurika, Ok to Albert Moody and Audra Irene(Myers) Morris. She retired from Halliburton after working for over 22 years as an inspector.  Bertie is survived by two daughters, Carol Fullenwider and Suzanne Jordan and one son, Terry Alred. A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

Debbie Marcella “Marci” Jones- Comanche, OK
   Debbie Marcella “Marci” Jones, a longtime resident of Comanche, passed away Wednesday evening, March 13, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital.  She was 44 years old.  A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 18th at 1:30 p.m. at Ray of Hope Church, with Bro. Dow Pannell officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Marci’s final resting place will be at the feet of her beloved “Memaw” in the Ninnekah Cemetery.

    Marci was born November 14, 1968 in Denton, TX to Curtis and Linda (Watkins) Dyer.  She worked for AT & T for many years. Marci enjoyed singing, music, and watching movies.  More than anything she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

    Survivors include her father, Curtis Dyer and wife Thelma, Comanche; her mother, Linda Johnson and husband Gene, Krum, TX; 3 children: JoDee Dyer, Duncan; Tiffany Jones, Houston, TX; and Mark Brock, Seymour, TX; 4 brothers:  Jack Dyer and wife Deanna, Mustang, OK; Robert Hughes and wife Dawn, Mt. Pleasant, MI; Randy Johnson and wife Trish, Gainesville, TX; and Jeffrey Johnson, Victoria, TX; four sisters: Corie Gilbert and husband Rod, Duncan; Angela Kayser, Lawton,  Lorie Fuller and husband Kenny, Mt. Pleasant, MI; and Teresa Hughes, Comanche; two grandchildren: Justin Brown, and Faith Brown; grandmother, Liddie Keller; and grandfather Floyd T. Dyer; and many other aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.  Marci was preceded in death by her grandparents: Billie Jo Dyer, Corine Watkins, Berdie Johnson, Jack Watkins, and Lewis Keller.

Jewell Marie Ledford – Comanche, OK
    Jewell Marie Ledford peacefully passed away early Wednesday morning, March 6, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital, at the age of 94.  A funeral service will be held Friday, March 8th at 2:00 p.m. at Corum Baptist Church, with Bro. Timothy Ball officiating.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Thursday 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. until noon. The family will be receiving guest from 5:00-6:00 p.m.  Thursday evening.

    Jewell was born January 10, 1919 near Bennington, OK to William A. and Zelzie (Laney) McCarley.  At age 7 the family moved to Stephens County where they made their home.  She and Ernest Alfred Ledford were married in 1936.  She enjoyed gardening, fishing, cooking, and picking up pecans.  She loved  spending time with her family.

    Survivors include five sons:  Roger Ledford and wife Gale, Comanche; Jimmy Ledford and wife Joetta, Comanche; Ernest Ledford and wife Ruby, Comanche; Andy Ledford and wife Billie, Comanche; Gary Ledford and wife Carol, Comanche; two daughters:  Sue Brown and husband Wayne, Duncan; and Brenda Gordon and husband James, Comanche; seventeen grandchildren; and many great- grandchildren; also numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Jewell was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two sisters, one brother, and two grandchildren.

    Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Earl Wyrick – Comanche, OK
   Earl Wyrick, lifelong resident of Comanche, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013 in Oklahoma City, OK.  He was 77 years old.  A funeral service will be Friday, March 8th at 10:00 a.m.  at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church, with Bro. Dee Bowen and Bro. Trent Young officiating.  Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Thursday 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.   The family will be receiving friends from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    Earl was born March 21, 1935 in Comanche, to Garlin W. and Berdie (Cox) Wyrick.  He was a graduate of Loco High School.  Earl proudly served his country in the United States Army. While stationed in Okinawa he was selected as “Soldier of the Month” by officers and fellow enlisted men.  He and Eva Teacle were married in September of 1971 in Wichita Falls, TX.  Earl worked for Jones Drilling Company for many years.  He enjoyed golfing, fishing, gardening, and yardwork. 

    Survivors include his wife Eva, of the home; a daughter, Brenda Webb and husband Bobby, Davis, OK; three sisters:  Shirley Anderson and husband Cecil, Enid, OK; Patricia Wyrick, Duncan; and Jane Varnell and husband Homer, Duncan; two grandchildren:  Michael Jennings and wife Tamara, Sulphur, OK; and Logan Phillips and husband  Pen, Chickasha, OK; two great- grandchildren: Brody Jennings and Jagger Jennings; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons: Russell Lawrence, and John Lawrence; three sisters: Barbara Tucker, Josephine Martin, and Dorohty Wyrick; and two brothers: Charles Wyrick, and James Wyrick.

Hazel Faye Daniel—Comanche, OK
(September 20, 1934 – March 4, 2013)
Hazel Faye Daniel passed away Monday night, March 4, 2013 at her residence in Comanche at the age of 78. Graveside Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, March 12, 2013 in Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm on Monday, March 11, 2013 at the funeral home.

Hazel worked 24 years for Wish-I-Ah Convalescent Hospital in Auberry, California before retiring in Comanche, OK with her husband.  She loved crafts, fishing and playing the slot machines.  She was a great wife, mom, sister, aunt and grandmother

Hazel is survived by her three sons—Earl , Paul and Larry; six sisters, 3 brothers, 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Royce .

Nell Jo Bowen – Comanche, OK
(October 5, 1937 – February 10, 2013)
   Nell Jo Bowen, a lifelong resident of Comanche peacefully passed away Sunday morning, February 10, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital.  She was 75 years old.  A funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 12th at 2:00 p.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Dow Pannell officiating. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Monday 2:00 p.m until 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday 9:00 a.m. until service time.

    Nell was born October 5, 1937 in Comanche to Dewey and Opal (Nelson) Richards.  On October 23, 1952 she and Kenneth Ray Bowen were united in marriage at Henrietta, TX.  They raised their two children, Theresa and Kenny  in this community.  Nell was very active in church. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  Being with her family during the holidays were very special to her.

    Survivors include her daughter, Theresa Randolph, of Comanche; three grandsons: Cary McCreight, Durant, OK; Coby Beck and Shannon Perry, Dallas, TX; and Chance Beck and wife Miranda, Comanche;  five great-grandchildren: Michaela Beck, McKenzie Beck, Hunter Beck, Easton Beck, and Carson Beck.  Nell was preceded in death by her husband , Kenneth, in 2007; a son, Kenny Bowen in 2001; her parents; and three brothers: Jack Richards, Garland Richards, and Jerry Richards.

Ruth Imogene Hickman---Terral, OK
Ruth Imogene Hickman passed away on Friday, January 25, 2013 in Henrietta,(TX) Care Center at the age of 77. Graveside funeral services will be held, Monday, January 28, 2013 at 2:00 pm  in the Terral(OK) Cemetery under the direction of Terral(OK) Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm and Monday from 10:00 am until service time at the Terral(OK) Funeral Home.

Cameron Eugene Neeld—Duncan, OK
Cameron Eugene Neeld passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 in the Duncan Regional Hospital at the age of 80. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the Calvary Baptist Church in Duncan. Visitation will be at the Comanche Funeral Home on Thursday from Noon until 6:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 until 6:00 with the family receiving friends from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm.

Cameron was born on March 2, 1932 Comanche, OK to Ed Frank “Buster”  and Emma Estelle (Bunch) Neeld.  Cameron Eugene married LWanda Johnson on August 3, 1951 in Duncan. After working for over 20 years in the Houston, Tx area, he returned to Duncan where he enjoyed his many hobbies: hunting, fishing, cattle ranching, boating, skiing and dancing.

Cameron is survived by his wife, LWanda of Duncan; a daughter, Dianna Darby and her husband, Terry of Garland, TX; two sisters, Janetta Lou Green and her husband , Jack of Duncan and Anita Richardson of Duncan; sister-in-law, Norma Hand and her husband, Scott of Wills Point, TX; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. 

Cameron was preceded in death by his mother and father, Emma Estelle and Ed Frank “Buster” Neeld;  his son, Billy Eugene Neeld; one brother, Lawrence Edward Neeld.

Alvin F. Wagner---Wichita Falls, Tx
Alvin F. Wagner passed away Friday, January 18, 2013 in Wichita Falls, TX at the age of 92. He had been in declining health for several years and was residing at the Sterling House in Wichita Falls at the time of his death.  Prior to his illness, Alvin was a longtime resident of Terral, OK.

Funeral services will be held  on Tuesday, January 22, 2013  at 2:00 pm at  Terral Assembly of God Church with Bro. Charles Parker and Bro. Floyd Key officiating. Interment will follow in the Terral Cemetery under the direction of the Terral Funeral Home.   Visitation will be Monday from Noon till 7:00 pm with the family receiving friends between 6:00 and 7:00 and Tuesday from 10:00 am until service time.

Alvin was born on September 15, 1920 on the Trout Ranch, east of Ryan, OK to Alvin L.(Ab) and Jewel(Cleveland) Wagner. He attended primary school at the Goodwin School. His parents moved to Terral where he graduated from Terral High School in 1939.  He married Evalyn Blanchard of Ryan on February 7, 1942. Alvin and Evalyn have two children, Sherlyn and Terry.

During WWII, Alvin joined the US Navy and after basic training in San Diego, CA, he was stationed at the New Orleans Naval Station where he attended machinist school.  Alvin was assigned to the Destroyer Escort 362, USS Rolf and deployed to the Pacific Theatre until the end of the war. He attained the rank of Machinist 1st Class and was honorably discharged in 1945.

After the war, Alvin became a farmer, then a master carpenter.   He worked in Wichita Falls, TX until hired by the Halliburton Company in Duncan, OK where he was employed for 31 years until his retirement.  After retirement he was involved with gardening, raising pecans, his church, and his favorite sports, fishing and boating. Alvin was an avid fisherman. Alvin attended the Terral Assembly of God Church.

Alvin was preceded in death by his parents, Ab and Jewel Wagner; his wife ,Evalyn; his sister, Irene(Wagner) Williams; his granddaughter, Kimberly Martin and his son-in-law, Bobby Martin.

He is survived by his daughter, Sherlyn Martin of Wichita Falls, TX; his son, Dr. Terry Wagner and wife, Laurie of Edmond, OK; one brother, Kenneth Wagner of Duncan, OK; a nephew, Randall Wagner of Duncan, OK, and a niece, Barbara Ray of Cement, OK; two granddaughters, Jillian Wagner of New York, NY, Natalie Wagner Fierro and husband, Roberto of Washington, DC; grandson, Damon Martin of Wichita Falls; great granddaughter, KaLeigh Bost and husband, James; two great grandsons, Channing and Josh Martin; two great great granddaughters, Audrey and Abigail Perry and one great great grandson, Camdyn Bost.

To his family and friends, Alvin will be greatly missed and we cherish the time we spent with him.
In these times of grief, let us not forget that Alvin has gone to a better place.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donation be made to the Terral Community Center Fund, which has served the community of Terral, Ok in times of great joy and in times of need and was the site of many family reunions that Alvin and Evalyn dearly loved. Donations: Town of Terral, City Hall, c/o Terral City Clerk, Terral, OK  73569.  On your donation, please note “For Terral Community Center”.

Wendell Loyd “Bill” Campiche – Comanche, OK
   Wendell Loyd “Bill” Campiche, a lifelong resident of this community passed away suddenly, Tuesday evening,  January 15, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital.  He was 61 years old.  A funeral service will be held Friday, January 18th at 2:00 p.m. at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church, with Bro. Trent Young officiating.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  The family will be receiving friends Thursday evening from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    Bill was born July 24, 1951 in Waurika, OK to Alfred and Mary (Beaver) Campiche.  He was a 1970 graduate of Comanche High School.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and spending time with his family.  He had two dogs, Missy and Rowdy, who were treated just like family.  On January 15, 1983 he and Debi Cornelius were united in marriage at Comanche.

    Bill leaves behind these people in our care, his wife Debi, of the home; a daughter, Amanda Kane and husband Jamie, Lawton, OK; his mother, Mary Campiche Ausbrooks, Comanche; a brother, Ronnie Campiche and wife Sharon, Ryan, OK; sister-in-law Harriet Campiche, Houston, TX; four nieces, four nephews, four great nieces, and four great nephews; and many other relatives and friends.

    Bill was preceded in death by his father, one brother, Gary Campiche; and his grandparents.

William James “ Dub” Smith, Jr.---Comanche, OK
William James “Dub” Smith, Jr. passed away on Friday, January 11, 2013 at his residence in Comanche at the age of 91. A funeral service will be scheduled at a later date.

Dub was born on August 17, 1921 in Gainesville, TX to William James, Sr. and Mary Vay(Kirchenbauer) Smith.   After serving in the Pacific theater during World War II in the Army Air Corps, Dub flew as a pilot for United Airlines until his retirement. Being the “consummate pilot”, Dub mentored many young pilots at United Airlines until his retirement in 1981.  One of his many hobbies included the restoration and rebuilding of classic/antique cars(1930’s and 40’s) as well as the “Ford Mustang”. He enjoyed working with his hands—woodworking, building his own home and furniture, painting and working around the house.

Dub was a member of the Retired United Pilots Association and an active Mason for over 50 years. He was a charter member of the Burns Methodist Church of Aurora—started/founded in his own garage. Dub moved to Comanche in 2002 from Aurora, Colorado to be with his daughter.

Dub is survived by a daughter, Traci Brennan, Comanche; a son, Hadyn William Smith, Aurora, Colorado; one grandson, Mike Trenkle, Elizabeth, Colorado; one great grandson, Cody Leming, Elizabeth , Colorado; one brother, Paul E Smith and his wife, Imajean, Gainesville, Texas; one sister, Icylene Wainwright, Beaumont, Texas; and many nieces, nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Elizabeth “Lee” McCaskill Smith.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to your church or to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch.

Viola M. Butler- Terral, OK
(February 25, 1932 – January 9, 2013)
    Viola Butler passed away on the morning of Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in the Jefferson County Hospital at the age of 80.  Funeral services will be held Friday, January 11, 2013 at the Terral (OK) Church of Christ at 1:30 pm with Thomas Adams officiating.  Visitation will be at the Terral(OK) Funeral Home on Thursday from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm with family receiving friends between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Visitation will also be on Friday from 10:00 am until service time.

Viola was born on February 25, 1932 in Terral to Glen and Lillie(Clary) Mathews.  She married Forrest Butler in November, 1951; After his death, Viola returned to live in Terral.

Viola is survived by one brother –Eldon Mathews and his wife, Mozelle of Bowie; two sisters-in-law—Fern Turner and her husband, Joe of Ryan and Maxine Dyer of Nocona, TX; many other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one brother—Wayne Mathews.

Tyler Jay Howeth – Comanche, OK
    Tyler Jay Howeth, of Comanche peacefully passed away Monday morning, January 7, 2013 at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City, surrounded by his loving family.  He was 26 years old.  A funeral service will be held Thursday, January 10th at 1:30 p.m. at Parkview Baptist Church in Duncan, with Bro. Steve Gillispie officiating, assisted by Bro. Rusty Canoy.  Interment will follow at Duncan Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be in the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday   9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Thursday 9:00 a.m. until noon.  The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    Tyler was born January 30, 1986 in Duncan, to Harvey and Linda (Gandy) Howeth.  He graduated from Comanche High School in 2004.   He loved playing basketball and baseball, and especially enjoyed playing ball at the Simmons Center.  He loved his dog Miley, she was his constant companion.  Tyler enjoyed putting model cars together, playing video game, including Call of Duty.   Reading the Bible was one of the things he enjoyed most. He was an active member of Parkview Baptist Church.  More than anything else, Tyler loved and adored his daughter Maddisyn.  He took his greatest pleasure in being able to spend time with her, and all of his family.

    Survivors include his daughter, Maddisyn  , of the home; his parents, Harvey and Linda Howeth, of Comanche; two sisters: Tamera Howeth, Moore, OK; Tina Taylor and husband Chris, Duncan; five nephews:  Derek Bohannan, Trent Taylor, Tanner Hefner, Chance Taylor, and Dylan Taylor, all of Duncan; and a great niece, Kylar Bohannan, Duncan; and many other relatives and very dear friends.
    Tyler was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Pauline Hawkins and Eva Mae Howeth, and a grandfather, Calvin Howeth.

    Pallbearers will be Johnnie Hall, Larry Rozzell, Robert Rush, Robert Parkhill, Ronnie White, and Charlie Gay.  Honorary pallbearers will be class members of the Comanche High School Class of 2004.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Harvest Fund c/o Parkview Baptist Church  902 North 19th
Duncan, 73533

Charles Wade “Charlie” Brown – Comanche, OK
  Charles Wade “Charlie” Brown, a lifelong resident of Comanche passed away on Friday evening, January 4, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital.  He was 74 years old.  A memorial service will be held Tuesday, January 8th at 10:30 a.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Dow Pannell officiating.

    Charlie was born August 1, 1938 in Duncan to George B. and Marie (Peck) Brown.  He was a 1956 graduate of Comanche High School.  Charlie and Betty Sue Morris were united in marriage on July 25, 1959 at Comanche.  He was active in the Comanche Round Up Club for many years.  He loved rodeos and watching John Wayne movies. He also enjoyed traveling to the Rocky Mountains with his family.  More than anything else Charlie loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

    Survivors include his wife Betty Sue, of the home; four children:  Robin Myers, Comanche; Jennifer Weast, Oklahoma City; Joey Brown and Michael “Howie” Howarth, Loma Linda, MO; and Rusty and Chasidy Brown, Comanche; one brother, George P. “Ranger” Brown, Comanche; six  grandchildren: Casey Myers and wife Lindsey, Washington, OK; Bo Weast, Oklahoma City, OK, Jay Weast, Comanche; McKenzie Brown, Yukon, OK, Lauren Brown, Yukon, OK; and Jackson Smith, Comanche; two great grandchildren: Madisson and Jace Myers; and many other relatives and friends.

    Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, and a son-in-law, Kenny Weast.

James Homer Powers – Comanche, OK
   James Homer Powers, a longtime Comanche resident, peacefully passed away Friday evening, January 4, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital. He was 85 years old.  A funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 9th at 2:00 p.m. at Countryside Baptist Church, with Bro. Dee Bowen officiating, and Bro. Dow Pannell assisting.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Monday 9:00-6:00 p.m., Tuesday 9:00-7:00 p.m. , and Wednesday 9:00 until noon.  The family will be receiving friends Tuesday evening from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    Homer was born December 4, 1927 in Comanche, to Homer Sr. and Minnie Lee (Morgan) Powers.   He and Nancy Hynson  were united in marriage on August 12, 1949 in Del City, OK.  Homer worked for many years for Sun Oil Company.  He loved jug line fishing, gardening, cooking, reading western books, and  also watching old western movies.  He loved working with and raising cattle.  He considered many of his cows to be his pets.  He was a member of Countryside Baptist Church.  He was a loving father, and a wonderful husband.

    Survivors include his wife Nancy, of the home; two sons: Jim Powers and wife Judy, Duncan; and Steve Powers and wife Linda, Comanche; two daughters:  Sammie Rice and husband Gary, Dallas, TX; and Rayma Powers, Duncan; one brother, Harris Powers and wife Patsy, Comanche; fifteen grandchildren:  Heather Miller and husband Chad, Shellee Graham and husband James,  Gregg Fitzgerald and wife Kim, Gina Solomon and husband Greg,  Stephanie Erlenbusch and husband Adam, David Rice and wife Sondra,  Michael Rice and wife Tracey, Aaron Rice and wife Zandie,  Joshua Cowan and wife Jennifer,   Angela Gibbons and husband Mikey, Natalie Hillhouse and husband John, Brandi Shell and husband Jason, Kristie Greenway and husband Todd,  Jamey Powers and wife Crystal,  and Morgan Powers; 32 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild; and many other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

    Homer was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Andrew “Bud” Powers.

    Serving as pallbearers will be Steve Powers, Jim Powers, Jamey Powers, Joshua Cowan, Morgan Powers, and Mike Powers.

Euvon Wells Steward   
     Our Mother went to set with the Lord on January 2, 2013. Euvon Wells Steward was born on July 29, 1926, to Dewey and Addie Wells. She married Lloyd Brown on Sept. 9, 1944. Euvon is survived by her four sons, Dennis Brown, Lyndell Brown, and Rodney Brown, all of Bakersfield, CA, and Roger Brown of Perryton, TX; one brother, D.L. Wells; one sister, Deanna Logan; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a very special friend, Shirley Zimmerman. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Margaret Fullerton; husbands, Dean Steward and Lloyd Brown.
Euvon attended Loco High School, where she loved to play basketball, and was in the class of 1943. She later married Dean Steward in Comanche. She moved to Bakersfield to live with her sons until her passing.

   A graveside service will be held Saturday, January 12th at 2:00 p.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery, with Bro. Dow Pannell officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Friday 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

George Milum Blake Jr. – Comanche, OK
    George Milum Blake, Jr., of Comanche, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012 in Duncan.  He was 77 years old.  A funeral service will be held Saturday, December 29th at 3:00 p.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Dow Pannell officiating.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

    George was born May 18, 1935 in Cherry Valley, Arkansas to George Milum Sr. and Bernice (Barton) Blake.  He and Melva Sue West were united in marriage on November 15, 1957 in Big Lake, Texas.  He drove a truck, and worked in the oil field for many years.  He enjoyed fishing, puttering around in his yard.  He loved his dogs and cats very much.   He and Sue moved to Comanche from Big Lake in 1997.

    Survivors include his wife Sue, of Comanche; 2 daughters:  Terri Ward of Fort Worth, Texas; and Tammy Reagan and husband Jeff, Fort Worth, Texas;  six brothers, two sisters, and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and one sister.

James Thad “J.T.” Thompson – Comanche, OK
    James Thad “J.T.” Thompson, 72, of the Meridian community passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2012.  A funeral service will be held at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 29th, with Rev. Randy Southerland officiating.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

    J.T. was born April 23, 1940 in Holdenville, OK, the second son of Claud and Gladys (Eubank) Thompson.  He attended grade school in Allen, OK and high school in Comanche, graduating from Comanche High School in 1958.  During his working years, he worked for various drilling companies in Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana.  He was a bull rider and bareback rider, participating in many rodeos.  He also trained horses for the public.

    J.T. was preceded in death by his father, Claud,  and his younger brother, Harold Wayne Thompson.  Survivors include his mother, Gladys, of Meridian;  his brother Claude C. (Bob) Thompson of Myrtle Beach, SC; and by many cousins, nieces,  and nephews.

Russell Dale Doyal – Comanche, OK
    Russell Dale Doyal, a lifelong resident of Comanche, peacefully passed away Sunday, December 23, 2012 at his home west of Comanche, following a lengthy illness.  Dale was 57 years old.  A funeral service will be held Thursday, December 27th at 1:30 p.m. at Corum Baptist Church.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

    Dale was born February 19, 1955 at Duncan, to James Russell and Louise (Best) Doyal.   He was a graduate of Comanche High School.  He loved to work, whether it be his job as a telephone contractor, or working on his farm. Dale loved to ride motorcycles, he especially enjoyed road trips with his brother, and cousin.  He took great pride in raising and showing sheep.  Dale was a friend to all who knew him.

    He is survived by a son, Isaac Doyal and wife Nichole, Salisbury, North Carolina; his mother, Louise Doyal, Comanche; one brother, Wayne Doyal and wife Cheryl, Lindsay, OK; three sisters:  Jean Petty, Comanche, June Lokey and husband Ray, Comanche; and Sue Lokey and husband Wade, Oklahoma City; two grandchildren:  Addison and Kara Doyal; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless other relatives and friends.  Dale was preceded in death by his father, James;  and a sister, Joann Best.

Eula Irene Apple – Marlow, OK
Eula Irene Apple peacefully passed away December 23, 2012 at her home in Marlow, at the age of 92.
A graveside funeral service will be held Saturday, December 29th at 1:00 p.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery, with Bro. Randy Southerland officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Irene was born July 7, 1920 in Duncan, to F.M. and Eliza Qualls. She and C.W. Apple were married on April 21, 2003. They had made their home in Marlow for several years. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church West.

Survivors include three step-children: Chris Apple and wife Jill, Plano, TX; Sherry Kinder, Collinsville, OK; and Karen Jones and husband Jimmy, Edmond, OK; and many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, C.W.; two children: Shirley Ann Evans ,and Gerald Wayne Allen; son in law, Joe Don Kinder, five brothers, and one sister.

The family would like to add a special thank you to the wonderful staff at West Wind Assisted Living, and to Br. Randy Southerland.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Falls Creek Fund at New Hope Baptist Church West.

Esther Root – Comanche, OK
   Esther Root, longtime resident of Comanche, passed away December 23, 2012 at the Meridian Nursing Home.  Her funeral service was held Wednesday, December 26th at 2:00 p.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home with Bro. Mirl Yates officiating.  Interment was held at the Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

    Esther was born the seventh of thirteen siblings.  She liked to tell everyone there were twins born on each side of her.  Her mom and dad, Pete and Pauline Benzler were of Russian/German decent, immigrated to Canada because of ethnic cleansing in Russia at that time.  Her grandparents had a farm there for several years.  Her parents traveled to Fresno, California where Esther was born October 12, 1915.  She would tell us her parents were so thankful to be in this country.  They would put the children to bed, then kneel beside their bed and pray to God.  She remembered her first train, sitting on her mom’s lap.  She spoke of her parents working at Libby’s canning factory.  As teens she and her sister cleaned houses.  They cleaned the house of the late Governor and President, Ronald Reagan’s grandmother.  She gave them lessons on oil painting, which Esther loved to do.  Esther took violin lessons in school, and when she practiced at home and squeaked it, her brothers would laugh.  She played and sang “Twinkle,Twinkle Little Star” just  this last October at her 97th birthday party,  for the grandkids  and the Ladies group at church.  In 1940 she worked in the San Francisco ship yards, helping build crafts that landed on the beaches with troops and equipment.  When that ended she moved back to Fresno,  where she worked in the fields picking cotton or cutting grapes, to make a time of hard times, better for her and her only child.  Some years later moving here to Oklahoma, getting work in a nursing home.  She married Virgil Root, and joined a little church up on Highway 81.  When the larger church was built she helped clean after the workers.  Esther kept attendance records for the church for years.  She loved talking to people.  She lived on her own until she was 93 years old, then came to live with her daughter and son-in-law.  She was always ready to go to Wal Mart, and could walk through for hours.  She would then say, “I’m hungry, lets go eat!”  Then came the day she fell and broke her leg, her life changed.  She needed to go where others could lift her.  She lived at Meridian Nursing Home until she went home to be with Jesus, leaving here a large family with lots of good and interesting memories.

    Esther is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Stranahan, of Comanche; six  grandchildren:  Pam Stone and husband Rollie, Duncan, Marsha Anderson and husband Steve, Duncan, Jack L. Stranahan, Corum, Brenda Weeaks and husband George, Marlow, Rose Gamblin, Comanche, and Lisa Gamblin and husband Greg, Hugo; fourteen great-grandchildren; and twenty one great-great grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, eight sisters, four brothers, a son in law, Jack Stranahan, a grandson, Robert Stranahan, and her husband, Virgil Root.

Haskell Clint Alsup – Terral, OK
Haskell Clint Alsup, a longtime resident of Terral, passed away Sunday morning, December 9, 2012 at Wichita Falls, TX. He was 73 years old. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 11th at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Terral with Pastor Jason Vance officiating. Interment will follow at Terral Cemetery under the direction of the Terral Funeral Home. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. The family will be receiving friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Clint was born February 1, 1939 at Fleetwood, OK to Buster and Lizzie (LeaVelle) Alsup. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He and Mary Lynn Washburn were united in marriage on February 1, 2002 at Terral.

Survivors include his wife Mary, of the home, Henrietta, TX; a son, Clinton Ray Alsup Jr. and wife Shelly, Terral; three daughters: Carin Rene Reynolds and husband Mickey, Henrietta, TX; Melissa Ann Woolly and husband Brice, Ardmore; and Angela Browder and husband Richard, Iowa Park, TX; one sister, Deanna Holley, Ardmore; seven grandchildren: Quinn Alsup, Lisa Atchison, Josh Burkhalter, Alex Woolly, Aftyn Woolly, Arli Woolly, and Noah Browder; six great-grandchildren: Kimberly Atchison, Gage Alsup, Brenlee Alsup, Luke Burkhalter, Axle Burkhalter, and Baylor Alsup; and many other relatives and friends and his faithful companions—Snuffy, Peanut and Willie.

Clint was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Wade Alsup; and a granddaughter, Sherry Reynolds.

Pallbearers will be Brice Woolly, Clinton Alsup, Chris Alsup, Royce Tanner, Josh Burkhalter, Quinn Alsup, Barry Alsup, and Roland Lleverino.

Floyd Eldon Jackson---Comanche, OK
Floyd Eldon Jackson passed away Thursday, December 6, 2012 at his residence in Meridian at the age of 81. A funeral service will be Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at True Gospel Tabernacle in Duncan. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Visitation will be Monday and Tuesday 9:00-7:00. The family will be receiving guests from 5:00-6:00 on Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Floyd was born October 25, 1931 near Walters, to Bernice Elmer and Minnie Elizabeth (Bowen) Jackson.
He was a lifelong resident of this area. He and Janice Anderson were united in marriage on April 17, 1996 at Wichita Falls, TX. He loved fishing, working on motors, and driving trucks. He loved spending time with his family, including his two dogs- constant companions, Candy, and Sissy (who died one year ago) Floyd worked for many years for Bell Trucking, and also Miller Construction.

Floyd is survived by his wife, Janice of the home in Meridian; two daughters, Brenda Shutter and husband, Keith, Blue Ridge, TX and Sandy Sternadel and fiancée, Corey Swanson, Duncan; one step daughter, Debra ; two step-sons, Johnny Black, Meridian and Jimmy Black and fiancée, Miranda Montgomery, Comanche; three brothers, Glen and Juanita Jackson, Pumpkin Center, OK; Vern and Laveal Jackson, Duncan; and Buddy and Linda Jackson, Tulsa; four sisters, Katie Morrison, Oregon, Jean Fielding, Burkburnett, TX, Delores and Doug Williams, Fritch, TX and Arlene Hardaway, Bray; Grandchildren, Kimberly Honea, TX, timothy Qualls, TX, Ashley Sternadel, Amanda Sternadel, Allen Biffle, Derric and Dera Black, Jessica Black and Jacey Black all of Duncan, Jason and Alysha Kitchel, Jeremy Black of Enid, OK, Kimberlin Kitchel, OKC, OK; Ten great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two infant sons, Jerry Wayne and Gary Wayne Jackson, Walters; Helen Abshire, TX, Ruby Juhree Jackson, Thelma Kathrine Jackson, both of Comanche; mother, Minnie Elizabeth Bowen and father, Bernice Jackson.

Paul bearers will be Keith Shutter, Jimmy Black, Jesse Black, Timmy Qualls, Derric Black, Jeremy Black, Jason Kitchel and Allen Biffle.

Douglas Alfred Strange—Duncan, OK
Douglas Alfred “Doug” Strange, of Duncan, peacefully passed away Wednesday afternoon, December 5, 2012 at Duncan Regional Hospital. He was 87 years old. Funeral service will be held Saturday, December 8th at 2:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Comanche with Bill Mayes, nephew, officiating. Burial, with military honors provided by the Stephens County Honor Guard, will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday 9-7, and Saturday 9-noon at the funeral home in Comanche.
Doug was born March 21, 1925 at Munday, TX to W.G. Jr. and Jewel (Liles) Strange. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. On March 31, 1947 he and Sylvia “Babe” Mayes were united in marriage at Henrietta, TX. She preceded him in death in 2001. Doug and Babe came to Comanche in 1948, where he worked at the Firestone Tire Shop. In 1951, Doug purchased the furniture store which then became Doug Strange Furniture and Appliance. Doug loved working at the business, meeting people and helping people out. He also enjoyed collecting antique cars, going to car shows around the country, and he dearly loved living on their farm and raising cattle. Doug was a charter member of the IOOF Comanche Lodge #1, he was also a 32nd degree Mason and member of the Comanche Masonic Lodge; and a member of the American Legion and the VFW. He served for many years on the Comanche School Board of Education.
Doug actively supported many organizations in the community and American Cancer Society & Stephens Co. Hospice.
Survivors include four children: Larry John Mayes and wife Virginia, Arlington, TX; Doug Strange Jr and wife Meg, Comanche; Charryl Cox, Comanche; and Teresa Young and husband Dave, Duncan; one brother, Don Strange and wife Joan, Lawton; three sisters: Alpha Jouret , and Wilma Gallop, both of Scottsdale, AZ; and Doris Butler and husband Scott, Burleson, TX; a sister in law, Jo Strange, Comanche; thirteen grandchildren: Kevin Mayes, Stephanie Glover, Chad Strange, Cameron Strange, Cooper Strange, Stephen Austin, Scott Austin, Corey Andrews, Casey Andrews, Terra Andrews, Brendhan Fritts, Jessica Jones, and Ryan Young; also nineteen great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary bearers will be Don Strange and Larry Van Self.

Special thanks to the loving caretakers that worked in the home Lynn, Irma & Luce, the many caring professionals at the Duncan Regional Hospital Home Health Care, Duncan Regional Wound Care and the Duncan Regional Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Chisholm Trail Hospice, PO Box 2000, Duncan, OK 73534.

William Sherman “Bill” Hornbeck- Walters, OK
    A funeral service for William Sherman “Bill” Hornbeck, 73, of Walters, will be held Monday, December 10th at 2:00 p.m. at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church at 1614 E. Beech in Duncan, with Pastor John Douthitt Jr. officiating.  Interment with military honors will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Friday 9-7; Saturday 9-5; and Sunday 1-7.  The family will be receiving friends Sunday evening from 5-7.

    Bill passed from this life on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at his home in Walters, following a six year long battle with cancer.  He was surrounded by a host of family, friends, and angels.

    Bill was born August 25, 1939 in Lawton to William Sherman and Mabel (Goalden ) Hornbeck.  He attended high school in Wilson, OK, where he was an all- district end in football.  He married the love of his life, Sandra Fondren on May 2, 1964 in Healdton, OK.  Bill worked as a police officer in Wilson, Healdton, Kingston, Comanche, and Temple.  He also served as a  deputy sheriff in Marshall County, OK.  His last employment was his most enjoyable, as pastor of God’s Helping Hands House of Prayer, in Walters.

    His favorite thing to do was preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, fishing, hunting, spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; and joking around with others.  He contributed so much to this life through God’s knowledge, and gave a chance to so many that others would turn away.  Never having an earthly father, he was a father to many that grew up in and around his home.

    Survivors include his wife, Sandra, of the home; five sons: Billy Kent Hornbeck and girlfriend Donna, of Lindsay; Johnny Allen Hornbeck, Ponca City; Irley Ross Hornbeck and wife Paula, Walters; Jesse Gordon Hornbeck and wife Tammy, Temple; and David Howard Hornbeck and wife Paige, Walters; two daughters: Vanessa Moore and husband Brian, Duncan; and Shelley Hawkey and husband Alan, Temple;  twenty two grandchildren: Amanda, Kenneth, John Mark, Jay Michael, Miranda, Kayla, Anthony, Joey, Harley, Monte, Christina, Emily Mae, Cody Lane, Ashley, Joshua, Tiffany, Winston, Destiny, Shawna, Randy, Jason, and Raliegh; fourteen great-grandchildren:  Anthony, Christian, Hope, Cole, Erin, Cale, Colton, Gabriel, Blakely, Ty, Conner, and Zoey.

    Bill was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers: LeRoy Hornbeck, Irley Ross “Boshie” Hornbeck, Calvin Hornbeck, and Carl Hornbeck; seven sisters: Gertrude Willis, Willie Mae Adams, Wanda Tuck, Florence Phelps, Betty Jo Burns, Irene Sanner, and Ruby Cree; one grandson, Kenneth Olan “Brother” Hornbeck; and many other relatives and dear friends.

    Serving as casket bearers will be Donnie Tuck, Tommy Joe Burns, Richard Hill, Frankie Don Phelps, Terry Lynn Hill, and Jimmy Adams, and many honorary bearers.

    Memorial contributions may be made to God’s Helping Hands House of Prayer, P.O. Box  264, Walters, OK 73572

Marvin Ben Owens – Comanche, OK
(August 27, 1933---November 26, 2012)
    Marvin Ben Owens, a lifelong resident of Comanche peacefully passed away Monday morning, November 26, 2012 at Duncan Regional Hospital.  He was 79 years old.  A funeral service will be held Thursday, November 29th at 1:30 p.m. at Ray of Hope Church, with Bro. Dow Pannell officiating.  Burial will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Wednesday 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Thursday 9:00 a.m. until noon.  The family will be receiving friends Wednesday evening from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

    Marvin was born August 27, 1933 in Comanche to J.C. “Bud” and Euzella Ophelia (Whittington) Owens.  He graduated from Comanche High School.  Marvin proudly served his country in the United States Army.  In 1957 he and Katheryne Ann Jones were married in Comanche.  Marvin loved to travel with his family, and he loved spending time with his grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  He also loved his job, drilling water wells, and the opportunity of meeting people.  Marvin was a long time member of the Board of Directors of Stephens County Rural Water District # 3.  He owned Comanche Plastics for more than thirty five years.

    Survivors include his wife Katheryne, of the home; three daughters:  Marla Owens, Duncan; Jerran Presgrove and husband Tommy, Empire; and Tracey Moore and husband Paul Wayne, Marlow; seven grandchildren:  Shaelyn Guilbeau and husband Shannon, Whitni Andrews, Michael Nubby, Logan Andrews, Zach Moore, Cierra Taylor and husband David, and Allyx Moore; five great-grandchildren: Altley, Jaygen, and Kyrran Guilbeau, Makenzie Andrews, and Brayden Taylor; a brother, Edgar Owens and wife Verna, Comanche; a sister, Edna Hagan, Duncan; and many loved  nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

    Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters: Winnie Jean Bullard, and Ophelia Bowen.

Janie Lorene Hutto – Terral, OK
    Janie Lorene Hutto, a lifelong resident of Terral peacefully passed away Thursday evening, November 22, 2012 at Nocona, TX.  She was 90 years old.  A graveside service will be held on Sunday, November 25th at 2:00 p.m. at the Terral Cemetery, with Alton Hutto officiating, under the direction of Terral Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Saturday 12:00-7:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 am until service time.  The family will be receiving friends Saturday evening from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

    Lorene was born February 14, 1922 in Terral to Burt and Alma Zora (Green) Dye.  She married C.J. Ashford in 1941.  She later married Braddie Hutto in 1962.  Lorene worked as a cook for Terral Schools and also for the Ryan Nursing Home for many years.  She was a member of the Terral Church of Christ.
She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, cooking, raising a garden (vegetables and flowers), playing domino’s, and going to the Senior Citizens Center.  She also loved spending time and visiting with her family, especially her grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

    Survivors include two sons:  Clyde Jerry Ashford and wife Kay, Mannsville, OK; James Donald Ashford, Comanche; one sister, Katherine Irene Griffin, Nocona, TX; five grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren;  and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

    Lorene was preceded in death by her husband, a son, Robert Lee Ashford; a grandson, David Wayne Ashford; two brothers: Wayne Carraway and Tom Dye; and three sisters: Lucille Robnett,  Maude Turley, and Roberta Blanton.